Noble firs are considered an excellent Christmas tree because of their beauty and long lasting tendencies. It's stiff branches make it a good tree for heavy ornaments, as well as providing excellent greenery for wreaths and garland.
In the wild the trees are tall, beautifully symmetrical and can grow to over 200 feet in height. Noble trees are native to the Siskiyou Mountains of northern California, the Cascade and Coastal ranges of Oregon, and Washington. It grows in middle- to upper-elevation coniferous forests.
Unfortunately, due to a regional tree shortage, Noble fir trees are much more expensive this year and we simply cannot get the larger sizes and we recommend substituting with a Colorado Blue Spruce tree.
Grand Fir (arriving 12/7/2018): 5/6': $44.75 6/7': $54.75
The Grand Fir has beautiful thick foliage and is known for its strong fragrance. In fact, the Grand fir is the most fragrant of all of the Christmas trees. Grand firs are often cut and purchased later in the Christmas season as they can dry out more readily than other varieties.
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 distinct rows. The needles are long with glossy dark green tops and two highly visible white lines on the undersides. It grows from British Columbia to Montana to Northern California. It commonly ranges from river flats to fairly dry slopes in low to middle elevations.
Colorado blue spruce, or blue spruce, is an attractive tree with blue foliage. It is commonly used as a Christmas trees in the eastern United States and Europe. It is very long lived as long as it is kept wet after moved indoors.
Blue spruce trees occur naturally from Western Wyoming and Eastern Idaho southward through central Colorado and Central Utah. The southern limits are New Mexico and Arizona. It occurs at elevations of 6,000 to 11,000 feet. The species generally reaches a height of 65-115 feet at maturity. While blue spruce grows relatively slowly, it is long-lived and may reach 600-800 years.
The Colorado Blue Spruce is an absolutely unique and gorgeous tree, but it also has sharp and pokey needles.
Douglas Fir (arriving 12/7/2018): Small #2: $ 24.75 5/6': $39.75 6/7': $49.75
Douglas fir is one of the most popular Christmas tree species available. They have soft needles with a semi-stiff branch. These soft needles are dark green - blue green in color and are approximately 1 - 1 ½ in. in length. The douglas fir needles radiate in all directions from the branch. When crushed, these needles have a sweet fragrance.
The entire range includes central California, western Oregon and Washington, parts of the Rockies and extends north to Alaska. It grows under a wide variety of environments from extremely dry, low elevation sites to moist sites. The trees can live for a thousand years, largely due to a very thick bark that allows them to survive moderate fires. Thus many ancient old-growth forests contain large Douglas-fir that represent the legacy of fires that occurred many centuries ago.
Nordmann Fir: 5/6': $49.75 6/7': $59.75
A Nordmann Fir tree is a great way to create a unforgettable, magical Christmas! Unparalleled in beauty and and durability, Nordmann Fir Christmas trees have been popular in Europe across the ages. The Nordmann Fir has excellent needle retention qualities. It 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 aroma is a concern as the Nordmann lacks fragrance.