How Helicopters Help an Oregon Farm Harvest 1000 Christmas Trees per Hour

Kirstin Fawcett

Christmas trees outnumber people in Oregon. The state is the nation’s largest supplier of the festive evergreens—and Holiday Tree Farms in Corvallis, Oregon, is one of the largest Christmas tree farms in the world. The serene, 8000-acre farm sells over a million trees a year, and come Christmas season, its workers only have six weeks to harvest them. To expedite the process, they rely on helicopters, which load the chopped trees into trucks. Listen to Mark Arkills, Holiday Tree Farms's senior production manager, explain the labor-intensive process to the folks over at Great Big Story.

[h/t Great Big Story]

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