Year of 2017

Boardman Tree Farm in Boardman, Oregon

Beginning in 1990, the hybrid poplars grown at the Boardman Tree Farm provided a mesmerizing—and inviting, to some—roadside attraction on Highway 84 in eastern Oregon. The farm’s neatly organized 25,000 acres provided lumber for furniture, veneer wood, and pulp. In 2016 the farm was sold, with a third of it to be converted into a dairy farm, while the remaining land is already being cleared for corn and potato farming. While the tree farm still stood, it was compelling enough to locals that the company that owned the farm started arranging tours of the evenly spaced woods.

Boardman is a city in Morrow County, Oregon, United States on the Columbia River and Interstate 84. As of the 2010 census the population was 3,220. It is part of the Pendleton–Hermiston Micropolitan Statistical Area.
Population: 3,329 (2014)
Area: 4.17 sq miles (10.80 km²)
Mayor: Sandy Toms