Click below to listen to my 2 min. Garden Bite radio show: Fir? Pine? Spruce? Christmas tree selection
Thanksgiving is late this year and lots of folks have already been decorating for Christmas. I’ll admit, I’ve done some too, I just haven’t turned the lights on yet! (except for testing purposes!)
Remember the ’60’s? Well, maybe you’re too young! (like me… tee hee)
Ahhh, but today, we relish the real trees! Selection can be tricky depending on what you’re looking for.
There are lots of types of trees to choose from depending on what you like and whether you have heavy ornaments. The White Spruce is probably the best known “Christmas Tree” for it’s short, sturdy needles and symmetrical shape. This one can definitely handle heavy ornaments or a “loaded” tree!
For fragrance, Balsam and Fraser Firs are the 2 most aromatic.
Another fragrant tree is the White Pine that also has good needle retention albeit the needles are longer and softer.
Norway Pine also has good needle retention.
Colorado Blue Spruce offers that blue color!
If you’re looking for a tree lot in your area…
In Minnesota click HERE
In Wisconsin click HERE
In Iowa click HERE
In South Dakota click HERE
For more information check out the American Christmas tree Association
We’ll talk more about the CARE of your real tree coming up.