Strong branches are turned slightly upward, which gives the tree a compact appearance. You can easily reach between the branches to grasp the trunk. Frasers sometimes come with a full pot-bellied shape.
Sizes: 3 to 9 feet
Why we like them: It has good needle retention and strong limbs.
Fun facts: As a Christmas tree, it is known for its dark green foliage and
stiff branches well-suited for decorating with both light and heavy ornaments.
Be sure to wear your gardening gloves because when you grab for a pine, it'll
Size: 9 to 16 feet
Source: Nova Scotia
Why we like them: It is a traditional Christmas tree, has excellent aroma
and is easy to decorate.
Fun facts: Bark is thin, ash-gray and smooth except for numerous blisters
on young trees. These blisters contain a sticky, fragrant, liquid resin.
Sizes: 5 to 9 feet
Why we like them: Moderate needle retention, strong limbs and beautiful
color. These trees have a rustic quality that might be a perfect fit for
someone wanting an old-fashioned Christmas decor.
Fun facts: Blue spruce is becoming more popular as a Christmas tree for its
symmetrical form and attractive blue foliage. It has an excellent natural
shape and requires little shearing. Many people use blue spruce as a living
Christmas tree, to be planted after the holiday season.