The Noble Fir is our most popular tree because it lasts the longest in your home and has very sturdy branches for decorating.
In the wild, the trees are tall, beautifully symmetrical and grow to over 200 feet in height. The bark is smooth with resin blisters when young and changes to brownish-gray plates with age.
The needles are roughly 4-sided, over 1 inch long, bluish-green. The needles are generally twisted upward so that the lower surface of branches is exposed.nches is exposed.
Douglas Fir trees are well liked and reasonably priced.
The Douglas Fir is not related to the true firs. This wide-ranging species grows from 70 to 250 feet tall. The branches are spreading to drooping, the buds sharply pointed and the bark is very thick, fluted, ridged, rough and dark brown.
The needles are dark green or blue green, 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, soft to the touch and radiate out in all directions from the branch. They have a sweet fragrance when crushed.
The Grand Fir is one of the tallest firs, reaching heights of 300 feet. It is easily distinguished from other Pacific Northwest firs by its sprays of lustrous needles in two distinct rows.
Grand Firs are usually horizontally spread so that both the upper and lower sides of the branches are clearly visible. The needles are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long with glossy dark green tops.
The Nordmann Fir Christmas tree, or Abies nordmanniana, has excellent needle retention qualities offering you a perfect choice for your holiday decorating needs.
Originally a native of Turkey, Georgia, Northern Armenia, the mountains around the Black Sea, and the Russian Caucasus, in recent years, the Nordmann fir has proved an excellent species for growing at Oregon tree farms.
Today, the Nordmann Fir is favored for its attractive foliage, softer needles, and its resistance to shedding needles as the tree dries. It has also become a great choice for some families where allergies or sensitivity to the typical Christmas tree armoma is a concern as the Nordmann lacks fragrance.
The Silvertip Christmas tree is native to the high elevations in California. The trees slow growth and open growth pattern makes this a holiday favorite for decorating. The name (Silvertip) refers to the color and placement of the needles. The blue green color on the tips of the branches is a different color an the interior green of the tree, giving the appearance of a silvertip branch. It has excellent keep ability and very stiff branches to hold the heaviest of ornaments.