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Our Environment

With Mount Hood as our backdrop, YULE TREE FARM produces three varieties of sustainable Christmas trees on over 3,800 acres in Oregon’s prime Christmas tree growing region.  The farms are all located within 45 miles of Portland, Oregon.

We’ve been bringing the magic of Christmas to homes since 1970

Not everyone buys real Christmas trees during the holidays. A lot of people have this wrong notion that they are harming the environment and contributing to deforestation when they opt for real trees over artificial ones. What they don’t know is that fake Christmas trees actually have a lot of negative impacts of fake trees on our planet. For starters, a large percentage of artificial trees contain lead, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and pests, all of which are harmful to the environment.

At Yule Tree Farm, we make sure we take every step to protect and conserve the environment. When each tree is harvested, another is planted in its place, dispelling myths that tree harvesting leads to deforestation. It’s no different from harvesting corn or other crops. Real trees biodegrade and give required nutrients back to the soil to begin the cycle again. 

Recognized as a "Leader in Conservation" by the Oregon Department of Agriculture

"Environmental Stewardship of the Land and Water Quality” awardee

Proponent of the Coalition of Environmentally Conscious Growers in Oregon

While many people believe they are helping the environment and saving a tree by purchasing an artificial one, in reality, they are purchasing something that will survive hundreds of years in a landfill and will likely expose their families to poisonous substances. The fact is, Christmas trees are sustainable—they are the proper environmental choice.

“Real Christmas trees are sustainable. In fact, they are the proper environmental choice.”

As long as the Christmas tree remains a tradition, Yule Tree Farms will continue to grow high quality trees in an innovative and sustainable way. Just be sure to get rid of those artificial trees that will eventually end up in the landfills. A real Christmas tree is your best option if you want to help conserve natural resources and help protect Mother Earth.

Over 50 years of growing sustainable Christmas trees

Established in 1964, Yule Tree Farm had its first harvest of 500 trees in 1970. These days, Yule Tree Farm boasts more than 3,600 acres of tree farms in five Willamette Valley counties, producing four million trees and shipping half a million throughout the U.S. and internationally each year. More than 90 percent of the trees we grow are exported out of the state, bringing revenue back into Oregon and making a huge contribution to the state’s economy.