Home for the holidays? That's good news for Christmas tree farms

Home for the holidays? That's good news for Christmas tree farms

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Less travel could mean more Christmas tree sales for Oregon growers as families stay home to celebrate the holiday.

Oregon is the nation's biggest producer and exporter of Christmas trees, selling about 7.3 million trees a year, more than twice that of No. 2 North Carolina.

The largest Christmas tree producer in the state is Holiday Tree Farms of Corvallis, shipping about 1 million trees a year.

Manager Dave Silen says a shift toward more family gatherings this year could help sales.

The holiday trees represent a $101 million industry in Oregon.

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Information from: The Oregonian, http://www.oregonlive.com


 

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