Yes, we got our tree on the side of the road. Amander, you are correct!
Last year, we bought a tree at a tree farm that we cut down ourselves. It was nice, but then we were driving home and realized that we kept seeing trees everywhere on the sides of the road. So last year we decided, never again are we paying $40 for a stupid tree, when there are plenty to spare here in Oregon.
However, it did require us to be quite stealth. I drove around during the day and found one that I thought was acceptable (I am generally pretty picky about my Christmas tree). The problem was it was on a fairly busy street. So we went back at night, I dropped Nick off, drove away, then he called me once it was cut down. We shoved the tree in our trunk as fast we could and sped off.
That's right, we are tree thiefs. We are living outside the law.