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A local Eagle Scout uses tree business to help Boy Scouts

A tree lot owner uses money from tree sales to benefit local Boy Scouts.

Posted: Dec 9, 2017 7:20 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A local Eagle Scout is working to make sure the Christmas tree shortages doesn't keep families from having a fresh cut tree this year.

Beau Leach owns a tree business and is a former Boy Scout from the Cascade District.

“A couple nights ago when I was driving around, moving trees from one of my tree lots to the other and bringing in trees from a farm...I came to the realization that there wasn’t a single tree lot anywhere in this part of town,” said Leach.

He said this year, there has been a shortage in Christmas trees because the 2008 recession caused many tree farms to shut down. Thursday, he set up a tree lot in the Shopko and Taco Bell parking lot in Eugene. 

Leach said he will donate a portion of the proceeds from each tree to the Boy Scouts, specifically the Cascade District Camporee Fund.

“It’s a gathering for all the scouts to get together and they kind of compete and they learn skills,” he said. “We’re going to try and put a little money that direction to help that fund.”

All of the trees come from a mountain north of Silverton, according to Leach.

He said the trees were cut Thursday night and Friday morning. He said there are variety of selections to choose from: Noble, Nordam, Silvertips, Grandfir, Douglas, Concolor and Spruce.

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