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Green Express Summer Fall 2018

26 September 2018

As I was thinking of a way to write this newsletter I have often found myself thinking of the Beatle’s 1970 song The Long and Winding Road. I really don’t know why as I have never been an especially big Beatles fan (though I certainly acknowledge...

February Newsletter

14 February 2018

January in the Christmas tree business is surprisingly busy. I am often asked what we do once the season is over with the often unspoken assumption that there is little to do after the extreme demands of November and December. Well, there is actually a great deal to do as...

April Newsletter

5 April 2017

Green Express Spring 2017

As we set our sights on the beginning of spring and prepare to watch the months pass by with their usual alarming speed, we felt it would be a good time to take stock of some interesting themes both old and new.

January Newsletter

17 January 2017

Green Express Newsletter Winter 2017

The New Year has dawned in our little corner of the world affectionately known as The Great Pacific Northwest; we have had a chance to sit back a little (watch the record snow-- thankful that it didn’t happen earlier) and reflect on...

October Newsletter

6 October 2016

Green Express Fall 2016

What a difference a few months can make. For those who have read our recent newsletters, the themes have been quite consistent. Christmas tree supplies have gone from a glut to an undersupply situation; Christmas tree prices are on the rise and there...

June Newsletter

7 June 2016

Green Express Summer 2016

As spring meets summer in the great Pacific Northwest change is in the air. The days are getting longer, the temperatures are slowly rising, the annual ritual of planting has come to an end, and the phone is starting to ring more often....

March 2016 Newsletter

30 March 2016

Green Express Spring 2016

As I sit at my desk penning this update, I take note of the fact that the concept of spring is an interesting one in The Pacific Northwest. Cold east winds, rain, and hail are probably my main reminders that spring...

Green Express December Newsletter

22 December 2015

Green Express December 2015

Many years ago someone once told me that the trick to writing well was quite simple.

“Tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you’ve told them.” Those simple words really...

Green Express Special Edition Newsletter

28 October 2015

McKenzie Farms Green Express Newsletter

Special Pre-Harvest Edition 2015

As we reach the eleventh hour and the Christmas Tree Season is upon us, we thought it would be helpful if we summarized some of the pertinent themes as we look forward while taking a...

September Newsletter

28 August 2015

I can still remember the first time I visited Oregon as an adult. I was working in the stock brokerage business out of Southern California at the time (the early 1990’s, I believe) and I remember a few things pretty distinctly. First, the stock markets were tanking (as they almost...

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