Jon West got hooked on selling Christmas trees with his 4-H club when he was in junior high school. He planted his first Christmas tree in 1971 as a high school FFA project. His first harvest was 1978, the year he got married. The trees were on his father’s property and the two spent the next 25 years operating a five acre u-cut lot. As Jon’s children grew, there were three generations working together.
In 2002, Jon purchased an additional 85 acres where he grows 90,000 Christmas trees. His two children continue to work on the farm.
In 2008, they began to harvest these trees. They opened a lot in front of Joe’s in Albany and supplied the Gleaners in Lebanon with trees.
Today, they have a lot at Grocery Outlet, across from Heritage Mall in Albany, and supply trees for the Lebanon Soup Kitchen at Hometown Mattress Station in Lebanon. The tree farm is also open on weekends for choose and cut.