Christmas Trees

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Tree information abridged from

Wikipedia

New Christmas Trees For 2017  

Meyeri Spruce Christmas Tree

Photo credit: Fife and Drum Tree Farm, Barto PA

Photo credit: Doreen Wynja

Balsam Fir Christmas Tree

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Photo credit: Fife and Drum Tree Farm, Barto PA

Canaan Fir Needles

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Engelmann Spruce

Photo credit: Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org

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Fraser Fir

Photo credit: Rachel Kirk

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Meyer’s Spruce, Picea meyeri, is a species of spruce native to certain provinces in China. It is a medium-sized evergreen tree growing to 30 m tall, and with a trunk diameter of up to 0.8 m. The leaves are needle-like, 13-25 mm long, rhombic in cross-section, bluish-green with conspicuous stomatal lines. The cones are cylindric, maturing pale brown 5-7 months after pollination, and have stiff, smoothly rounded scales.

It is occasionally planted as an ornamental tree; its popularity is increasing in the eastern United States, where it is being used to replace Blue Spruce, which is more disease-prone in the humid climate there. The wood is similar to that of other spruces, but the species is too rare to be of economic value.

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Concolor, Abies concolor, commonly known as the white fir or Colorado white-fir, is native to the mountains of western North America, occurring at elevations of 3,000–11,200 ft. It is a medium to large evergreen coniferous tree growing to 80–195 ft tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 6.6 ft. It is popular as an ornamental landscaping tree and as a Christmas tree. 

These small, narrow needles are around 1 to 1½ in. in length and occur in rows. They have good foliage color, good needle retention, and a pleasing shape and aroma.

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Balsam Fir, Abies balsamea,  is a North American fir native to most of eastern and central Canada (Newfoundland west to central Alberta) and the northeastern United States (Minnesota east to Maine, and south in the Appalachian Mountains to West Virginia).

The Balsam Fir has two-toned needles that are dark green on top, silver underneath and are ¾ to 1½ in. in length . Its symmetrical shape and evergreen smell make it a wonderful Christmas tree. Be aware, however, that Balsam Fir trees have flexible branches—not the best choice for heavier ornaments. But the needles will last long, so if you like to put your tree up the day after Thanksgiving, this could be your best best.

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Blue Spruce or Colorado Blue Spruce, Picea pungens, is a species of spruce native primarily to the Western and North eastern United States, and south-central Eastern Canada.

P. pungens is a medium-sized coniferous evergreen tree growing to 82–98 ft tall, exceptionally to 151 ft tall, and with a trunk diameter of up to 4 ft 11″. The bark is thin and gray, with narrow vertical furrows. The crown is conic in young trees, becoming cylindric in older trees. The shoots are stout, orange-brown.

Picea pungens and its many cultivars are cultivated as ornamental trees, and it is among the most widely planted ornamental spruces in gardens and parks. It is also grown for the cut Christmas tree industry.

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Canaan Fir, Abies balsamea var. phanerolepis – The name ‘Canaan Fir’ derives from one of its native localities, the Canaan Valley in West Virginia. Some botanists regard this variety as a natural hybrid between balsam fir and Fraser fir (Abies fraseri), which occurs further south in the Appalachian mountains.

Varieties of the species are very popular as Christmas trees, particularly in the northeastern United states. The resin is used to produce Canada balsam, and was traditionally used as a cold remedy and as a glue for glasses, optical instrument components, and for preparing permanent mounts of microscope specimens. The wood is milled for framing lumber, siding and pulped for paper manufacture.

The Canaan fir will grow up to 50 ft tall and 15 ft wide, and has the traditional evergreen shape and a very nice fir smell.

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Engelmann Spruce, Picea engelmannii is a medium-sized to large evergreen tree growing to 82 ft – 130 ft tall, exceptionally to 213 ft tall, and with a trunk diameter of up to 4.9 ft. The bark is thin and scaly, flaking off in small circular plates 5–10 cm across. 

Engelmann spruce is of economic importance for its wood, harvested for paper-making and general construction. Wood from slow-grown trees at high altitude has a specialised use in making musical instruments such as acoustic guitars, harps, violins, and pianos. It is also used to a small extent as a Christmas tree.

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Christmas Tree Classics

Douglas-firs are medium-size to extremely large evergreen trees, 70–390 ft tall (although only Coast Douglas-firs reach such great height). The leaves are flat, soft, linear, 0.8–1.6″long, generally resembling those of the firs, occurring singly rather than in fascicles; they completely encircle the branches, which can be useful in recognizing the species. The female cones are pendulous, with persistent scales (unlike true firs), and are distinctive in having a long tridentine (three-pointed) bract that protrudes prominently above each scale (it resembles the back half of a mouse, with two feet and a tail).

These soft needles are dark green to blue green in color and are approximately 1 to 1 ½ in. in length.  Douglas-fir needles radiate in all directions from the branch. When crushed, these needles have a sweet fragrance. They are one of the top major Christmas tree species in the U.S.

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Fraser Fir is a small evergreen coniferous tree growing to between 30 and 50 feet tall (rarely to 80 ft) with a trunk 16 to 20 inches across (rarely up to 30″). The crown is conical, with straight branches either horizontal or angled 40° upward from the trunk; it is dense when the tree is young, but becomes more open as it ages. The bark is thin and smooth, gray-brown with numerous resin blisters on young trees, becoming fissured and scaly with age. The foliage is strongly turpentine-scented.

The Fraser fir branches turn slightly upward. They have good form and needle-retention. They are dark blue-green in color. They have a pleasant scent, and excellent shipping characteristics as well.

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