- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

PENDLETON, Ore. (AP) - The Boardman Tree Farm, a longtime landmark along Interstate 84 in eastern Oregon, has been disappearing to make room for more conventional crops.

The East Oregonian reports (https://bit.ly/2aAWS9X ) that Portland-based GreenWood resources sold the land earlier this year. One-third of the 25,000-acre property is to become a dairy farm and the remainder was purchased by the Tri-Cities’ AgriNorthwest.

AgriNorthwest Division Controller Will Evans says the company plans to convert its portion of the land into crop land while harvesting the remaining trees. He says the transition has gone better than expected since the company took over in February.

The Boardman Tree Farm has become a popular attraction opening in 1990. Locals will have a chance to say goodbye to the farm during its final “Very Poplar Run” this year.

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Information from: East Oregonian, https://www.eastoregonian.com

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