Harvesting One Million Christmas Trees by Helicopter

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Welcome to Holiday Tree Farms—the largest Christmas tree farm in the world. Located in Corvallis, Oregon, 30-year veteran tree farmer Mark Arkills uses a combination of helicopters (that’s right, helicopters) and brute force to harvest over one million trees every year.

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With a sales window of just a few short weeks, stopping is not an option.Holiday Specialtrees has been growing and shipping superior quality wholesale Christmas trees since 1977.

A helicopter lifts a bundle of trees — about a dozen per bundle — and carries them south of Corvalis, Ore to be readied for shipment.

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Family owned and operated, Holiday Specialtrees has over 3 million trees in production.Each year Holiday plants more than 1 million two-year-old seedlings.

 

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