CONCOLOR FIR: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. They are sometimes times referred to as the "orangy" smelling tree due to their citrus-like smell. The branches are of medium strength and the needles are deceptively very soft.
FRASER FIR: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. Branches are of medium strength and needles are soft. Kozy Acres has just planted some 300 Fraser Firs. Unfortunately, they will not be ready for a few years.
DOUGLAS FIR: These soft needles are dark green to blue green in color and are approximately 1 to 1½ in. long. 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.. The Douglas fir has medium strength branches and the needles are soft compared to spruces.
There are a variety of species typically used for Christmas trees. In selecting a Christmas Tree as the centerpiece for your holiday celebration, thought should been given to a variety of factors including fragrance, decorating and appearance. Below are a few of the varieties we provide along with a description to help you and your family choose your Christmas tree.
While visiting Kozy Acres, please do not hesitate to ask one of the very knowledgable "elves" about your tree.
COLORADO BLUE SPRUCE:Often used for stuffing pine-pillows, these sharp needles are 3/4 to 1 in. in length. This species is bluish-gray in color. Needles have an unpleasant odor when crushed. This Christmas Tree has good symmetrical form and an attractive blue foliage. It also has good needle retention. This tree has very stiff branches and is typically selected to hold heavier ornaments. The needles can be prickly when decorating.
NORWAY SPRUCE:The Norway spruce is gaining popularity as a Christmas tree in each passing year. The needles are a darker green with a reddish-orange branch. The tree is typically thick with branches making the tree look fuller than most Spruces. The tree has very stiff branches and the needles are stiff but not as "prickly" as the Colorado Blue Spruce.