Types of TRees
Fraser Firs are native to and commonly found in the Appalachian Mountains along the east coast. They are typically the most preferred tree as they have very soft, short needles and strong branches for holding heavy ornaments. The Fraser Firs have the traditional pine scent and bluish green color making them the traditional Christmas Tree.
Douglas Firs are found mostly along the west coast of the United States from Oregon to California, with some found in the Rocky Mountains. Their needles are roughly 1 to 1.5 inches long, soft to the touch, and dark green in color. Douglas Firs are a very full tree with moderately strong branches capable of holding most all ornaments. Our wreaths are mostly made with a combination of Douglas Fir and Fraser Fir.
Blue Spruce are native to the Rocky Mountains along the west coast and widely introduced in many other regions. As their names states Blue Spruce have a very blue hue compared to most all other Christmas trees. Blue Spruce have the strongest branch, with needles 1 to 2 inches long, and are very full trees. Some do not prefer them as their needles are very sharp, however this may be the tree for you if you have problems with cats or dogs always around the tree.
Concolor Firs as most of the other Firs are native to the west coast in the Rocky Mountains. Concolors are known for their citrus scent within their needles. They exhibit a blueish green appearance and are very full. Concolors have moderately strong branches, similar to that of the Douglas Firs. Their needles are approximately 1 to 3 inches long in length and have very soft.
Canaan Fir are native to Canada, Maine, and the higher mountains within Virginia and West Virginia. Canaan Firs are essentially a cross between a Douglas Fir and Fraser Fir, sometimes leading to confusion. Canaan Firs vary in color from a light green to a dark green based on a variety of factors including moisture content, sunlight, and soil type. They have moderately strong branches and short, very soft needles approximately 0.5 to 1 inch.