The Pacific Northwest is home to many species of
farm-grown real Christmas trees, which come in a variety of shapes
and sizes to fit all holiday travel schedules and traditions. Below
are five of the most common types of trees that are grown in the
Pacific Northwest. These species can be found in all different
sizes - from shorter tabletop versions for a small room or
apartment to 10 footers for large spaces.
These soft needles are dark green-blue in color and are
approximately 1 - 1/4 inches in length. The Douglas-Fir needles
radiate in all directions from the branch. When crushed, these
needles have a sweet fragrance. Nationally, it remains one of the
most popular Christmas trees species.
These needles turn upward, exposing the lower branches. Known for
its beauty, the noble fir is a hearty, long-lasting species, and
its stiff branches make it a good tree for heavy ornaments. The
species is growing in popularity and is also widely used in the
greenery business to make wreaths, door swags, garland and other
||GRAND FIR: 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 that 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.
This fir has needles that are a short, lustrous dark green
and slightly twisted at their bases. It is strong and durable, and
has tiered branches.
Short, stiff and twisted needles with a blue-green cast cover
this pine, which is very dense and bushy. Plantation grown and
nurtured using modern techniques, this species is the hardiest
Christmas tree grown and one of the most popular.