Welcome to Weyerhaeuser's new website!

You appear to be using an older browser. This website is best viewed using the latest versions of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. If you proceed without upgrading or switching browsers, you may not experience optimal navigation or page functionality. Thank you for your interest in Weyerhaeuser and we hope you enjoy your visit.

Update my browser now

×

Christmas Tree Harvesting... by Helicopter?

December 19th 2013 in Wood Products

You may have seen this incredible video making the rounds on the internet, but if not – prepare to be amazed!

Note: This is not a Weyerhaeuser operation, just an interesting video worth seeing.

 

 

Curious about Christmas Trees? Read these facts from the National Christmas Tree Association.

[stars-list]
[li]There are approximately 25-30 million Real Christmas Trees sold in the U.S. every year.[/li]
[li]There are close to 350 million Real Christmas Trees currently growing on Christmas Tree farms in the U.S. alone, all planted by farmers.[/li]
[li]North American Real Christmas Trees are grown in all 50 states and Canada.[/li]
[li]There are more than 4,000 local Christmas Tree recycling programs throughout the United States.[/li]
[li]For every Real Christmas Tree harvested, 1 to 3 seedlings are planted the following spring.[/li]
[li]There are about 350,000 acres in production for growing Christmas Trees in the U.S.; much of it preserving green space.[/li]
[li]There are close to 15,000 farms growing Christmas Trees in the U.S., and over 100,000 people are employed full or part-time in the industry.[/li]
[li]It can take as many as 15 years to grow a tree of typical height (6 – 7 feet) or as little as 4 years, but the average growing time is 7 years.[/li]
[li]The top Christmas Tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Washington.[/li]
[li]The most common Christmas Tree species are: balsam fir, Douglas-fir, Fraser fir, noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and white pine.[/li]
[/stars-list]