Finding the Perfect Tree

Finding that perfect Christmas tree for your home can be fun for the whole family. If you are going to buy a pre-cut tree a few simple guidelines can assure that you are getting a fresh natural tree. You also want to think about where in your home you will display the tree, how long you want to keep it in the house, and how you would like to decorate it.

 Scotch Pine

Characteristics:

Typical Color – Medium Green
Needle Description – Firm needles, Med to long Bundles of two
Needle Retention – Excellent 6-9 weeks
Decorating Comments – Decorating is easy, good for
heavy ornaments.
Needles, Ornaments and Children – Firm needles can be
prickley for children

 

White Pine

Characteristics

Typical Color- Dark Green
Needle Description – Soft, long bundles of five
Needle Retention – Excellent, 6-9 weeks
Decorating Comments – Decorate with lighter ornaments
Needles, Ornaments and Children – The soft branches can be a challenge for small children

 

Blue Spruce

Characteristics

Typical Color – Dark Green to Blue Green
Needle Description – Prickley, short, single needle
Needle Retention – Average, 2-3 weeks
Decorating Comments – Decorating easy, good for heavy ornaments
Needles, Ornaments and Children – Prickley needles difficult for small children

 

Fraser Fir

Characteristics

Typical Color – Dark Green top, Silver Green bottom
Needle Description – Short, soft single needle
Needle Retention – Good, 4-6 weeks
Decorating Comments – Decorating easy, good for heavy ornaments
Needles, Ornaments and Children – Soft needles, excellent for
small children

 

 Douglas Fir

Characteristics
Typical Color – Lighter Green
Needle Description – Short, soft shingle needles
Needle Retention – Good, 4-6 weeks
Decorating Comments – Easy, good for medium ornaments
Needles, Ornaments and Children – Softer needles good
for small children