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Bureaucratic boo-boo brings local tree farm unexpected publicity

 

December 16, 2020

JON WEST moves a tree at his Christmas Tree farm on Berlin Road.

Jon West, owner of West's Tree Farm on Berlin Road, finds social media and the Internet can be a double-edged sword for his Christmas tree business.

On one hand, he said, many of his customers find him online, and people come from as far away as Bandon to get their perfect tree.

"So it helps us, but there's some crazy things come out of it too," West said.

For one, Google has provided wrong hours and directions for his business, he said. But more recently, an error from the White House drew attention to his little farm.

Melania Trump's office released a press statement indicating the offic...



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