This year we have a good selection of Scotch Pines in our fields. Historically, Scotch Pines have been the most popular Christmas tree grown and sold in Pennsylvania and throughout the U.S., though its popularity has waned some during recent years.These trees have an open appearance and more room for ornaments. Scotch pine have strong branches that support abundant decorations heavy ornaments. The needle retention of cut Scotch pine is excellent, better than almost any other Christmas tree species. Unlike most other Christmas tree species, Scotch pine tends to hold its needles even when the tree becomes very dry.
This year we have a limited supply of white pine. The tree is native to eastern North America, and is the second most popular pine Christmas-tree species among Pennsylvania consumers. Its two-to-five-inch-long, blue-green, soft, flexible needles give the tree an almost delicate look when compared to many of the other pines. Compared to Scotch pine, however, eastern white pine’s slender flexible branches will support fewer and smaller decorations. Needle retention of cut eastern white pine is very good to excellent.
These trees are the favorite Christmas tree of many Pennsylvanians. It has an open, very symmetrical shape, that makes it easy to decorate with many ornaments. If cut fresh and kept in a stand with water, the needles should be retained throughout the Christmas season. Its foliage has a delicate appearance and the tree is not as heavy as most pines and is easier to handle. We have very few Norway Spruce this year.
Douglas-fir foliage can easily be distinguished from blue spruce by its softness. Douglas-fir have a very mild, almost sweet smell. Among Douglas-fir’s attributes as a Christmas tree are its strong natural symmetry, allowing the production of attractive trees with a wide range in density of its relatively soft, attractive foliage; and its very good needle retention, once cut.
We have relatively few Christmas tree size growing in the fields, but, we have brought in from a nearby farm some beautiful 8 to 9 foot Douglas firs that have been recently cut. The trees are priced from $60 to $90.
We do not have many fraser firs growing in our fields. We have brought in some beautiful 8 to 9 foot frasers from the same nearby farm as our Douglas fir. These trees are native to the high elevations in the United States. Fraser firs sold at many street side lots are grown in Oregon and shipped to eastern markets. They are a fragrant, dark-green Christmas tree species whose popularity has increased dramatically in recent years. Among Fraser fir’s strong attributes as a Christmas tree are its strong natural symmetry, with relatively strong branches that can support many decorations. It’s attractive, deep green, relatively soft foliage has good needle retention. It is among the most aromatic of Christmas trees species, producing the balsam aroma commonly associated with the Christmas holiday. They are also priced at $60 to $90, the same as our douglas firs.
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