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Available Tree Types – What's Right for You?

What kind of Christmas tree should your family celebrate the Holiday Season with? Well, that depends on your personal taste, how you like to decorate the tree, and how long you like to decorate your home. For an idea of what to look for this Season, check out the information below. The needle retention estimates are what you probably should expect in your home if your tree is freshly cut, you prepare your tree correctly and you water your tree properly.

Cut Your Own Tree Types


Black Hills Spruce

Typical Color: Dark Green
Needle Description: Prickly, Short, Single Needle
Needle Retention: Average, 3+ Weeks
Comments:
• Easy decorating
• Good for heavy ornaments
• Prickly needles are difficult for small children


Blue Spruce

Typical Color: Dark Green to Blue Green
Needle Description: Prickly, Short, Single Needle
Needle Retention: Average, 2-3 Weeks
Comments:
• Easy decorating
• Good for heavy ornaments
• Prickly needles are difficult for small children


Scotch Pine

Typical Color: Medium Green
Needle Description: Firm, Medium to Long, Bundles of Two
Needle Retention: Excellent, 6-9 Weeks
Comments:
• Easy decorating
• Good for heavy ornaments
• Firm needles can be prickly for children


White Pine

Typical Color: Dark Green
Needle Description: Soft, Long, Bundles of Five
Needle Retention: Excellent, 6-9 Weeks
Comments:
• Decorate with lighter ornaments
• Soft branches can be a challenge for small children


Pre-Cut Tree Types


Concolor Fir

Typical Color: Medium Green to Blue Green
Needle Description: Medium, Soft Single Needle
Needle Retention: Good, 4-6 Weeks
Comments:
• Easy decorating
• Good for heavy ornaments
• Softer needles are excellent for small children


Douglas Fir

Typical Color: Lighter Green
Needle Description: Short, Soft, Single Needle
Needle Retention: Good, 4-6 Weeks
Comments:
• Easy decorating
• Good for medium ornaments
• Softer needles are good for small children


Fraser Fir

Typical Color: Dark Green Top, Silver Green Bottom
Needle Description: Short, Soft, Single Needle
Needle Retention: Good, 4-6 Weeks
Comments:
• Easy decorating
• Good for heavy ornaments
• Soft needles are excellent for small children