September 7, 2017

Christmas Tree Projections and Ordering Advice

There is anxiety among Christmas tree growers, due to the lack of seedlings. Most nurseries limited sales to allow customers to have a chance at a partial order. We hope this discussion will explain some of the factors and provide projections as well as advice for navigating the shortage. The causes:   A Lack of […]

November 17, 2016

Why Aren’t There Any Trees?

The answer is complicated. A number of forces are coming into play, and a shortage of timber species seems inevitable for the near term. We project a shortage for at least 2­-3 years. Harvests have been strong, prices have been good and housing construction is slow (but has been gradually creeping up). The oversupply in […]

August 24, 2016

Oregon Christmas Tree Growers Report Less Trees Harvested

In 2015, Oregon Christmas tree growers cut and sold 4.7 million trees, down 26 percent from 2010. The gross sales for 2015 totaled $84.5 million and the average price per tree was $17.90. This is the first time this study was repeated since 2011. There were 41,223 acres growing Christmas trees, down 28 percent from […]

August 8, 2016

Other Timber Options

Some Other Timber Trees to Consider The Pacific Northwest is home to millions of acres of timberland. Both Oregon and Washington require post-harvest replanting and Brooks Tree farm offers a wide range of options beyond the typical fir and cedar. Our natural forests were species diverse and it turns out – that’s a healthy and […]

January 19, 2016

Bare Root Seedlings: Guidelines to Success

These Guidelines For Bare Root Seedlings Could Make Or Break Your Success In Planting! Your bare root seedlings have been grown in the best possible soils and have been carefully dug and packed. We hand them off, ready to plant and thrive in your farms and fields. Observing a few general guidelines will maximize survival. These […]

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