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Old 12-03-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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We had always driven out Hgy 26 in search of the right Christmas tree. This morning I went on line and found a place on Sauvie Island, much closer for us than our normal journey. The price was very competitive, trees well shaped, provide saw, measuring pole and tree cart. For $2 extra you can have your tree shaken & wraped. There is a coupon online for $5 off a tree. Ours cost $21 total for 7.5 ft.

Perhaps others will share their u-cut favorites.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Just outside of Portland
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Mt Hood National Forest.

You will need five Dollar permit and a map (get them at the ranger station in Estacada, or any ranger station for that matter) and Pickup, SUV or a 4x4.
It makes for a very memorable outing.
Go up in the mountains, play in the snow, have a picnic, drive around, listen to the kids ***** about having no cell phone coverage, find a tree, cut a tree, have another snowball fight, etc..............our family loved it!

FYI, the Forest Service, State Patrol, and Sheriff WILL pull over people with cut trees tied to their vehicle and check for permits.
I think the fine for trees cut without a permit is about 300 bucks.
Don't just go up there and cut one.

GET A PERMIT.


(BE PREPARED WITH A WELL MAINTAINED VEHICLE AND AT LEAST A RUDIMENTARY SURVIVAL AND FIRST AID KIT, YOU MIGHT GET FARTHER AWAY FROM CIVILIZATION THAN YOU WOULD THINK, AND IF SOMETHING HAPPENS YOU WILL BE THE ONE YOU ARE DEPENDING ON TO GET YOURSELF OUT OF THE SITUATION.)

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Old 12-04-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Tualatin, OR
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Agree completely on the previous post. For $5 it can't be beat. We did it last year and will be doing it again next weekend. It was a great experience and one I'll continue to do.

The trees may not be as perfect as the farmed trees, but they are far more memorable.
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Old 12-04-2010, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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We did that when the children were at home but now we are well past 65 yoa and that activity isn't appropriate.
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:49 PM
 
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The Barton Feed Store has some beautiful Christmas trees for $10-12.00 right now. I was just out there today with my oldest daughter and she got herself a real nice 6' tree for $10 bucks.
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