Human Interest Massive Smiley Face of Trees Appears in Oregon Every Fall — Here's How It Got There A giant smiley face made out of trees can be seen by drivers in Polk County, Oregon By Maria Pasquini Maria Pasquini Associate Editor, Human Interest - PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on November 3, 2021 05:10 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Smiley face in rural Oregon. Photo: Courtesy Hampton Lumber The hills have a smile!Around the U.S., fall brings cooler temperatures and the promise of changing leaves — but in Polk County, Oregon, the autumnal season also heralds the arrival of a massive smiley face made of trees.Every year, the happy symbol can be spotted by drivers traveling on Oregon 18 between Grand Ronde and Willamina, according to Oregon Live.As for how the smiley face got there in the first place, Hampton Lumber company spokesperson told the outlet that the symbol was designed and planted on the company property in 2011."After every harvest, our foresters start planning the reforestation process," Kristin Rasmussen explained. "They typically plant a variety of native species depending on the elevation and soil conditions, including Douglas fir, western hemlock, noble fir and western red cedar." 'Proud' Mom Documents Son's 'Brave' Return to School After Getting Bullied for Tony Stark CostumeAs for its distinct coloring, the smiley face was created by larch trees, which "turn yellow and drop off in the fall," per the company spokesperson."Which is why the smiley face is best visible this time of year," Rasmussen told the outlet.Although the smiley face won't necessarily be part of the fall foliage forever, the spokesperson said that it should be visible for the next 30-50 years — then it'll be time for the trees to be harvested. Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories.Last month, the company teased that they may plant another emoji "The Hampton smiley face near Grand Ronde continues to delight!" they wrote on Facebook. "What emoji should we attempt next?"