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Christmas Trees For 2018
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Christmas Tree Classics
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.
Sold as: Freshly Cut 7 – 9′
Prices Start at: $89.99
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.
Sold as: Freshly Cut Tabletop – 9′
Prices Start at: $19.99
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.
Sold as: Freshly Cut Tabletop – 10′
Prices Start at: $29.99
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