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The Halloween Tree

The Halloween Tree

If you walk through Frontierland during Halloween Time, you can’t miss the beautifully decorated oak tree near the Golden Horseshoe Saloon, with glowing orange lights and hand-painted jack-o’-lanterns hanging from its branches.

The tree, inspired by Ray Bradbury’s 1972 fantasy novel “The Halloween Tree,” was dedicated to the author on Halloween night in 2007. Bradbury was a lifetime Disney fan and the author of classic American novels such as “Fahrenheit 451”.

Bradbury’s novel The Halloween Tree tells the story of a group of trick-or-treaters who learn about the origins of Halloween while on an adventure to find their missing friend. Bradbury dreamed of having a Halloween Tree at Disneyland Park, and on the 35th anniversary of the novel, his dream was brought to life.
A plaque at the base of the tree commemorates the night of its dedication: “On the night of Halloween 2007, this stately oak officially became ‘The Halloween Tree,’ realizing famed author Ray Bradbury’s dream of having his symbol for the holiday become a part of Disneyland.”

Near and Far: Memories from Denmark

Antique Road Show eat your heart out. We’ve got the oral memories; we’ve got the photograph; we’ve got the letter.

Memories as written by Ove Tellerup Nielsen:

This for sure takes me back a few years; to me it’s like it was yesterday; fresh out of the Royal Danish Navy.  A good time there for sure as it meant work, make some money and on top of it, going to Norse (Norway) and working for my Dad’s old company of windmill builders; when windmills were still used to grind rye and wheat into flour; most likely the grains came from Canada. They don’t build them with wings any more, now electric motors.

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The New Porch for the Old “Newer” House

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Everyone who works at West Wind has formed a close relationship with wood.  Most are passionate and take advantage of any opportunity to use and/or work with it.  Our Flooring Manger, Joel is no different.  In fact he set the bar for everyone else.  He’s been with us since 1998; still in high school at the time and highly recommended by his Wood Work Teacher.  He has spent his entire post-secondary career working towards improving and upgrading his living environment; a few times over.

Here are some pictures of the porch he installed on his current home renovation.  Great job!  What’s next?

Wood for Foodies – Catch the Trend

So What Makes For A Good Smoke?!!

Is it time to scrub down the bar-b-que and turn your thoughts to warm weather activities?  Well at least on the West Coast it is 🙂  Check out Volume 12 – August 2007 – for our Smokin’ Hot Article on wondrous wood flavours.  Jan’s personal favourite – Alder.  He says “It’s just plain sweet”.

WOW Your Guests!

Don’t forget our BBQ grilling planks.  They are available in four sizes in three species:  Western Red Cedar, Western Maple and Alder.  Weather not co-operating?  Bring the outdoor party in.  They can easily be used in your kitchen oven as well.

West Wind Gift Certificates

Know a woodworker and stumped at what to get them for their birthday, anniversary, or maybe Valentine’s? Why not a gift certificate from West Wind? Any amount will do, and we’ve got the great quality fine woods they already love. Hey, you may even get a nice new piece of furniture out of it.

If you’re the woodworker hoping for a gift, then drop those hints to your loved ones. There’s endless possibilities of what you can do with a West Wind Gift Certificate!

Contact Us today or drop by our store to pick yours up!