Every Fall, A Smiley Face Emerges From This Oregon Forest

October 28, 2021

Every fall a hillside along Oregon's highway 18 greets passersby with a giant smiley face formed by trees.

smily face in trees

The trees were planted by Hampton Lumber in 2011.

It consists of douglas fir and larch trees.

smily face in trees

Larch trees are conifers with needles that yellow and drop in autumn.

Douglas fir makes up the eyes and mouth.

smily face in trees

The smiley face is about 300 feet wide in diameter and will return every fall for the next 30-50 years, until the trees are harvested for lumber.

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