Saturday, December 10, 2011

Top Ten List of Christmas Trees

Top Ten list of Christmas Trees

The National Christmas Tree Association suggests that this season, "36 million U.S. families plan to focus their holiday traditions around a real Christmas tree". ..""about 23 percent of the consumers will purchase their trees from a 'Christmas tree farm' while about 62 percent will buy trees from a retail lot."
Favorite Christmas Tree in US
1. Fraser Fir - needles are silvery-green and soft to the touch.
2. Douglas Fir -deep green in color and has unusually lovely branch shape.
3. Balsam Fir - beautiful dark-green color with airy, flexible branches.
4. Colorado Blue Spruce - nice pyramidal shape with strong limbs.
5. Scotch Pine - needles can be sharp as pins, but it resists drying
6. White Spruce - narrow conic in young trees.
7. White Pine - used in garlands, wreaths due to their long, feathery, soft needles.
8. White Fir -good foliage color, a pleasing natural shape and aroma
9 . Virginia Pine - yellow-green needles are paired in fascicles and are often twisted.
10 . Eastern Red Cedar - The fine-grained, soft brittle pinkish red to brownish red heartwood is fragrant, very light and very durable.

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