Christmas Tree Sales Begin

EUGENE, Ore. — With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are already getting ready for Christmas. On Coburg Road in Eugene, workers at one Christmas tree stand have been busy setting up the lot. They’ve already sold some trees to shoppers eager to start decorating for the holidays. “With being Thanksgiving late this year, … Continue reading »

Tree Recycling Options

EUGENE, Ore. — ‘Tis the season for Christmas tree recycling. This year, Lane County is making holiday clean up easy and green. Lane Forest Products on Prairie Road in Eugene is just one of the places where you can unload your Christmas tree. Last year, they got 5,000 trees. If you can’t drop it off, … Continue reading »

Last Weekend For Xmas Tree Sales

EUGENE, Ore. —   With Christmas just a couple days away, it’s coming down to the wire for people who are still looking to buy a tree. Some Christmas tree lots have already closed up shop, but many others will welcome customers until Christmas Eve. The Hartsell family has been running Christmas tree lots for more … Continue reading »

Kids Give Away Christmas Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of kids spent Sunday morning trying to spread holiday cheer by giving away free Christmas trees. The event is put on by the youth ministry group with OneLove Church in Eugene. It’s the third year the group’s given away trees. This year they had 20 to give away, which were … Continue reading »

Boy Scouts Recycle Christmas Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — A local Boy Scout troop wants to help you get rid of your Christmas tree in the greenest way possible. Troop 182 began its Christmas tree recycling program Wednesday. The Scouts will cover Eugene, Springfield, Veneta, Harrisburg and Junction City all the way through Jan. 20. “They call us and then we … Continue reading »

Shoppers Buying Last Minute X-mas Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — Local tree lots are handing off their last load of Christmas trees to those last minute holiday decorators. Businesses say today wasn’t as busy as yesterday which could be attributed to the rain. But they say each year dozens of people contiue to purchase Christmas trees right up until the clock runs … Continue reading »

Store Offers Living Christmas Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — How about making your Christmas tree a little greener? At Gray’s Garden Center, you can buy a living tree. The staff there will send you home with instructions or you can get a tutorial. Gray’s will even deliver the live Christmas tree to your home. But there’s another reason this is a good … Continue reading »

Boy Scouts Sell Christmas Trees

EUGENE, Ore. — Christmas is a few weeks away and with Thanksgiving behind us, people are ready to start decorating. Tree lots have been popping up all over town, including one along Coburg Road by a local Boy Scout troop. Members said they’ve been raising money through tree sales for at least three decades. While … Continue reading »

Local Christmas Tree Farms Doing OK

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Christmas tree farmers in the Midwest are feeling the burn of the drought this year.  The dry weather is killing off many of their new seedlings. Although Oregon isn’t experiencing a drought, recent hot weather and the lack of rain has affected some of the new local Christmas trees planted this year. … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Exports Benefit More Than Just Tree Farmers

November 10, 2010 By Stacia Kalinoski ELMIRA, Ore. — The brilliant fall colors are eye-catching right now, but soon Oregon Christmas trees will be in the spotlight. Christmas trees are Oregon’s number eight export. Oregon’s Christmas tree industry is expected to bring in about $125 million this year, and the economic impact on Oregon is … Continue reading »