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Old Oct 28, 2007, 9:01 PM   #1
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In the town of Woodburn, OR, there is a factory outlet mall named Woodburn Factory Stores. These malls are showing up all over the west and possibly the entire country. The mall at Woodburn is beautifully constructed with beautiful architecture. The mall is built with four clusters of stores with aisles in front, down the center and crossways between the clusters. At different times of the year they decorate the mall according to the season. The decorations are always attractive and innovative. Hallowe'en is no exception. The most unusual items this year were a "Pumpkin Tree" (my name-I don't know what they call it) and a similar "tree" holding various varieties of Kale and other plants that are used to landscape in the Autumn and Winter in this area. The plants are arranged to give a spiral pattern on the tree.

Here are two shots of the Pumpkin Tree. The tree is built on a metal frame which has supports for each pumpkin and each plant used. The frame has corn stalks and leaves threaded through the frame. There are two or three scarecrows at the top of the tree although they are difficult to see.

The first photo shows the entire tree. The second shows a closeup of the construction.





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Old Oct 29, 2007, 7:05 AM   #2
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Very nice find,Cal!
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Cool.
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Cal, I wanted to add that this wire frame tree is the same kind that they use for the poinsettia trees at Christmas time. the pots fit in the wire circles that the pumpkins are sitting on.
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Sounds like a neat mall. That's quite a "tree". judging from the bench at the base it must be close to 20' tall.
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Old Oct 29, 2007, 1:19 PM   #6
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Sounds like a neat mall. That's quite a "tree". judging from the bench at the base it must be close to 20' tall.
That' about right. That is a six foot fence behind it. During the spring and summer, that fence is literally covered with hanging flower baskets.

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Great find and great fall colors!

I'll have to make something like this for the front of the house....
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What a unique tree....and a great take on seasonal color. Thanks for sharing.
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