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Need a tree? Try Santa Bob'z

Bob'z U-Cut Tree Farm offers luxury tree hunting


by:  ISABEL GAUTSCHI - A Christmas miracle: behind the scenes. Mike Snitchler flocks a tree.Since, if you’re reading this, chances are you’re in “the Christmas tree capital of the world,” you don’t have to wander far to find your holiday fir.

Bob’z U-Cut Tree Farm is one family (and dog) friendly option.

Leave your car in the spacious parking lot and pick up a bow saw and knee pad for comfortable tree hunting.

Mike Abbott, owner of the farm, says the u-cut farm is known for its high-quality amenities.

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - What a strange forest you have! Bob'z employees Shane Mills and Mike Snitchler stand amid firs, palms and a monkey tree.Customers can wander down clean, well-kept trails as they browse the noble, grand and Douglas firs for their tree of choice.

“I like to use cage-free, free-range Christmas trees,” Abbott jokes.

Don’t be shocked when you wander past an odd palm tree, monkey tree or bamboo — Abbott also runs Bob’z Garden Center in Aloha.

“It’s a nice level field and offers a good variety of trees. Not so muddy,” Abbott said.

Once you’ve felled your tree, Bob’z staff will haul it back to your vehicle for you.

They’ll also send it through the shaker to get rid of loose needles before loading it.

Flocking is also available.

“All with a smile,” said employee Mike Snitchler.

by: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Along with complimentary cocoa, cider and coffee, these fellows are for sale inside the 100-year-old barn.You’ll have to step inside the 100-year-old barn to purchase the tree, where you are also welcome to help yourself to some coffee, cocoa or apple cider, on the house.

Locally made wreaths and greenery and Christmas-y crafts also are available.

Bob’z U-Cut Tree Farm is at 21735 South Springwater Road, Estacada.

It’s open 10 a.m. until dusk weekdays and from 9 a.m. until dusk weekends through Sunday, Dec. 22.

For more information, call Bob’z at 503-631-4585 or visit the website at bobzgardencenter.com.




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