We just bought our Christmas tree, and noted how fresh it smells and how much water it sucks in from the stand. That made me wonder about where they come from and how they get here so fast.
So I found some YouTube videos of helicopter harvesting of Christmas trees. Here is one of them:
Here is a look from the cockpit.
Besides being impressed by the badass flying this guy does, it makes me wonder how that can possibly be profitable. He must be flying thousands of times, each time with a bundle of a few Christmas trees tied together. Helicopter time by the hour, gasoline, and pilot time? Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just drive a truck along the way? Apparently not.