What does Christmas mean to Oregon?

Real Estate Agent with The Kelly Group Real Estate

When I ask the question “what does Christmas mean to Oregon”, I am not referring to the spirit of giving, of the hope and love that Oregonians feel. I’m not asking about the faith and devotion that the holiday renews in so many of our residents. I am asking instead on an economic level what Christmas means to our state.


For those of you reading this that have never visited the beautiful Pacific Northwest, then you might not know that Oregon is the leading state in Christmas tree production. Over 63,000 acres of Oregon’s stunning countryside is devoted to growing the trees that decorate homes across the nation. In 2013, the Christmas tree production in Oregon represented a harvest of 6.4 million trees! What this represents is a thriving industry worth approximately $110 million. Beautiful and welcoming Christmas tree farms are located throughout Oregon, from just outside the Portland Metro Area to eastern Oregon in Umatilla County. When the holiday season arrives, residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to U-cut farms and have endless opportunities for on-the-farm entertainment, including wagon rides, hot chocolate and gift shops. If you are looking to get your Christmas tree directly from the source, check out these local and family owned farms!


So, just a thought to keep in mind when you are decorating that beautiful tree this season: most likely that quintessential Christmas symbol was grown right here in Oregon! If you or someone you know is interested in owning and operating an Oregon Christmas tree farm, let us know. We would be thrilled to connect buyers and sellers with the perfect farm or rural property for this thriving Oregon industry!



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Kelly Hagglund, Principal Broker, Licensed in Oregon.


Comments (1)

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

If it was up to me, I'd have your story posted for ALL to take notice and read. Because of you, I learned something new. These are the types of stories I like and appreciate. Oregon is one of those states I would love to visit some day. To think we all owe a great depth of appreciation for the State of Oregon and it's pine trees too. Thank you for this excellent post. It meant a lot to me today. 

Dec 04, 2015 12:27 AM
Kelly Hagglund

Thank you so much Patricia, I would definitely recommend visiting Oregon, though maybe not this week with all the rain we are getting! Oregon offers so much, from stunning forests in Western Oregon to beautiful sageland in Eastern Oregon. Yamhill County and the surrounding Willamette Valley offers endless wine tasting opportunities too ;) Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Dec 07, 2015 02:30 AM