In June 2004 a tour group of twenty-two German Christmas tree
growers came to our farm. They began their ten day tour in
Washington and continued down through Oregon stopping at various
farms along the way. Their stop at Loch Lolly began with the
history of the farm how we operate it from year to year.
Questions were asked about the number of trees planted, how
many trees and the amount of greenery that are sold each
year. They toured the gift shop and the many acres of
trees. They hoped that this land would continue to grow
Christmas trees for many years.
From German Christmas Tree Growers:
The group of German Christmas tree growers have returned home, very
impressed and pleased with what they saw and learned while
visiting here in Washington and Oregon.
Our visit with you on June 28 was a highlight of the tour. You
obviously love what you are doing at your Christmas tree farm
and your enthusiasm as well as technical knowledge came through
loud and clear. They were talking about the information you
provided for the next several days. Your willingness to share
your time and technical knowledge is very much appreciated.
The coffee and cakes were also a big hit!
We received from you the photo you took in your shop. I will
forward it to the group. Also, we visited the farm supply store
in Cornelius and they bought many knives and other supplies.
Thanks for the tip!
If you would like to contact any of the tour participants, let me
know. Again, thank you very much for your very professional and
informative tour of your farms.