Christmas Tree Hunt 2012

Did you know that more than 50% of people in the West display artificial trees, while just 26% buy a live one.

We’re among the 26%. We spent the day after Thanksgiving participating in my favorite family tradition, searching for the tree that would grace our home for the next month…and we found a BEAUT! (we’ve had our fair share of Charlie Brown trees.)

We each took a turn sawing it down…

This year our two oldest boys were finally strong enough to carry the tree out of the forest themselves. Which seems bizarre to me because I feel like it was just yesterday that my hubs and I were the Sherpas with the tree and the children on our backs.

Quick Fact: “Oregon harvests about 7 million Christmas trees per year, more than double the nation’s number-two producer (North Carolina).”

If you’re thinking about trading over to the 26% here’s the information you’ll need to get started.

PS Here’s our tree farm experience in 2010.

PPS Here’s our 2009 Christmas tree hunt in the forest.


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Shawna is passionate about getting kids outside, a pro at procrastinating laundry day and an advocate of impromptu road trips. She's been in the recreation industry for 18 years.
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  1. Linda says:

    looks like you had a good time and got a great tree. love the last picture. still laughing. We have an artifical tree- actually the top part of one cause it is the only part where the lights still work!

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