Sand Ridge Prairie tree farm donates branches, sells trees

Staff Report

OREGON, Ill. — Evergreen branches decorating Oregon’s downtown were donated by the Prairie Preservation Society of Ogle County (PPSOC) and were cut and hauled by Oregon High School students and their teacher, Justin Ebert.

Branches came from trees at Sand Ridge, the former Sinnissippi cut-it-yourself tree farm at 2879 S. Daysville Road, Oregon, Ill. The property was purchased in 2010 by PPSOC, a nonprofit group.

For people who enjoy choosing and cutting their own tree, PPSOC will sell Christmas trees from the property for the second year. They will be open beginning Friday, Nov. 23, the day after Thanksgiving, and ending Dec. 23. Hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends and noon-4 p.m. on weekdays. Long-needled trees are priced at $30 and short-needled at $40.

From the Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2012, issue