TREES

Trees

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FIR

Fir trees have individual flat needles attached to the stem. The needles grow in a spiral on the tip and lay flat, and this kind of display gives fir trees their full look. Its shape is bushy and full, which doesn’t leave much room for ornaments and is perfect if you like a less-decorated tree. They are dark blue-green in color. 

The Douglas Fir is one of the most common Christmas tree types sold in the US, especially out West. It has soft, shiny needles that grow on all sides of its branches. The tree grows very symmetrically and is particularly full. The Fraser fir branches turn slightly upward. They have good form and needle-retention. The Balsam Fir has two-toned needles that are dark green on top, silver underneath. Its symmetrical shape makes it a wonderful Christmas tree.

PINE

A pine tree has needles that grow in bundles — you can see three to five needles bunched together on a pine tree branch. Pine trees have fewer branches, so they tend to look sparse with their upturned branches. However, this leaves lots of room to hang ornaments at the back and middle of the branches, allowing you to hang all of your favorite ornaments. 

The Scotch Pine is well-known for holding its needles, even after becoming dry. The dark green needles of the Scotch Pine are from 1″ to 3″ in length, and its branches are sturdy and suitable for ornaments of all weights and sizes. They are one of the more common Christmas trees in the US. The largest pine in the U.S., the white pine has soft, flexible needles and is bluish-green in color. Needles are 2½ - 5 inches long. They aren't recommended for heavy ornaments.

SPRUCE

Spruces have single needles connected to the stems. However, spruce tree needles are sharp and square-shaped. On a real tree, spruce needles easily break apart if you bend them. As a whole, spruce trees sport the traditional full Christmas tree shape, thanks to their upturned branches.

The white spruce is excellent for ornaments; its short, stiff needles are ½ to ¾ in. long and have a blunt tip. They are bluish-green - green in color. The Colorado Blue Spruce is so named for the bluish color of its needles. Often used for stuffing pine-pillows, these sharp needles are 1 to 1 ½ in. in length. This species is bluish-gray in color. This Christmas tree has good symmetrical form and an attractive blue foliage. Its’ nice pyramid shape with strong branches is ideal for holding heavy ornaments.
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