Hundreds of Douglas firs are being grown on Department of Hawaiian Homelands trust land.
Ag interest say alternative plans would have been worse, but increases will make it harder for growers and processors compete.
Edible plants make for a colorful way to brighten landscaping.
Bob Terry hopes to regain ownership of his nursery, Fisher Farms, after his bank seized it as collateral for debt last year.
Mexico has rejected more Christmas trees due to pests this year, according to USDA.
Christmas tree farmers have been cleared to use helicopters for harvest near Salem, Ore., despite airspace restrictions during low visibility conditions, though shipment disruptions remain a concern.
Attendance grew 10 percent, to 6,000 visitors, at the Oregon nursery industry's annual Farwest Show.
Nurseries should resist the temptation to overwhelm consumers with plant information, participants were told at the recent Farwest Show.
Washington State Department of Agriculture's summer search for gypsy moths will be confined to west of the Cascades.
College students from Norway travel to the U.S. to see how forestry and Christmas tree industries operate.