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

Smiley face trees
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."

"The Hampton smiley face near Grand Ronde continues to delight!" they wrote on Facebook. "What emoji should we attempt next?"

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