How to cut down your own Christmas tree in Oregon: Peak Northwest podcast

Peak Northwest Christmas Trees

Harvesting a Christmas tree from a U-cut farm in the Willamette Valley.Vickie Connor/The Oregonian

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Christmas tree shopping in Oregon is often a bring-your-own-hand-saw occasion.

On this week’s episode of Peak Northwest, we eschew the store-bought experience to discuss two ways to cut down your own Christmas tree locally.

There are pros and cons to both U-cut farms and harvesting from the forest, but each provides a similar experience – an outside, muddy boots, sawdust experience – that (for the right people) injects a little more magic into the holidays.

Here are some highlights from this week’s show:

  • Vickie tells the tale of her first U-cut experience in Oregon.
  • Pair your Christmas tree cutting with… hot dogs?
  • Jamie remembers harvesting a tree from the Mt. Hood National Forest.
  • Everything you need to know before getting a Christmas tree permit.

Here’s the full episode:

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-- Jamie Hale and Vickie Connor

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