Christmas Tree Harvest via Helo!

An extremely proficient helicopter pilot harvests Christmas trees in Oregon the fun way! Pilot Dan Clark flies a Northwest Helicopters, LLC 206B3 Jetranger in November of 2008 at the Noble Mountain Christmas Tree Farm in Oregon. Oregon is the nation's biggest producer and exporter of Christmas trees, selling about 7.3 million trees a year, more than twice that of No. 2 North Carolina. The largest Christmas tree producer in the state is Holiday Tree Farms of Corvallis, shipping about 1 million trees a year. Manager Dave Silen says a shift toward more family gatherings this year could help sales. The holiday trees represent a $101 million industry in Oregon.

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