Selecting your type of Tree:

The Village Tree farm offers several varieties of trees and hear you can learn the differences between the different trees:

 

Colorado Blue Spruce

Color: Dark green to powdery blue

Needles are very sturdy and 3/4" to 1 1/2" long. They are symmetrical and is the best species for needle retention. The branches are stiff and will support heavy decorations. They are the slowest growing of the trees we offer and in nature can live 600 to 800 years! The Colorado Blue Spruce is the state tree of both Colorado and Utah.

Norway Spruce

The needles on this tree are relatively short only measuring 1/2 to 3/4 inches long. This tree is bluish greenish colored with stiff needles for hanging ornaments. This tree is very good for water retention as well. The Norway Spruce is a very popular tree and has more then 100 forms and varieties.

Concolor Fir

AKA White Fur

The concolor has small, narrow flat needles and bottle brush shaped branches. The upper branches are often thicker. This tree can be easily recognized by it citrus smelling aroma. The needle retention is good and this tree can be grown in many parts of the United States.

Fraser Fir

The Fraser Fir is a nicely scented dark green tree with flattened 1/2 to 1 inch long needles. This tree has good needle retention and strong branches which turn upward. They have a pyramid like shape and can grow as big as 80 feet! They were named after John Fraser who explored the southern Appalachians in the late 1700's.

White Pine

The Scotch Pine has 1" long needle which are dark green colored. The branches are stiff and has a more open appearance which leaves lots of room for ornaments. This tree generally holds its needles for one month and doesn't loose its needles when dry. This tree was introduced to the US by settlers from Europe.

 

Douglas Fir

The Douglas Fir is best known for its pleasant aromas! It is usually a blue to dark green color with 1" to 1 1/2" needles. The needles are softer then most other trees. The tree achieves its name from a man, David Douglas who studied the tree in the 1800's. This tree is an excellent survivor in the wild; it can grow up to 250 ft and live 1,000 plus years.

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