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Fraser Fir Christmas Trees in North Carolina {Soil Science on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)}

Tree Profile: Fraser Fir Natural Christmas Tree

With all of its pleasing attributes, the Fraser Fir tree is often called the “Cadillac of Christmas trees.” Fraser Fir trees have been used more times as the White House Christmas tree than any other type of tree. It takes between 7 to 10 years to grow a 6 to 7 foot tree. Continue reading to find out more about this variety of tree.

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Grand Fir Trees {Rickels' Tree Farm}

Tree Profile: Grand Fir Natural Christmas Tree

Native Northwest Americans have a history of making uses of grand fir foliage and branches for decorative attire and medicinal uses. The inner bark of the grand fir was used by some Plateau Indian tribes for treating colds and fever. The species of tree was first discovered by David Douglas in 1831. Continue reading to find out more about this variety of tree.

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Noble Fir Trees {Rickels' Tree Farm}

Tree Profile: Noble Fir Natural Christmas Tree

The Noble Fir tree’s strong branches make it an excellent choice for a Christmas tree that needs to support heavy ornaments. Its branches are often used for making natural wreaths and garland. The Noble Fir popularity in its native Pacific Northwest is estimated to hold between 25% and 30% of the natural tree market. Continue reading to find out more about this variety of tree.

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Norway Spruce Trees {Hutton-Loyd Tree Farm}

Tree Profile: Norway Spruce Natural Christmas Tree

The Norway Spruce is the preferred variety of tree for display at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The tallest measured Norway Spruce is 207 feet (63 meters) tall, found in the Sutjeska National Park, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Continue reading to find out more about this variety of tree.

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Scots (Scotch) Pine Trees {Rickels' Tree Farm}

Tree Profile: Scots (Scotch) Pine Natural Christmas Tree

Scots, or Scotch Pine tree needles don’t fall even when they are dry. For several years it was the favorite species of large eastern wholesale tree growers because of its excellent harvesting and shipping qualities. It has also been a preferred species for many choose and cut growers in the eastern and central United States. Continue reading to find out more about this variety of tree.

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Virginia Pine Trees Hallow Creek Christmas Tree Farm

Tree Profile: Virginia Pine Natural Christmas Tree

The Virginia Pine has been the staple for the Christmas tree industry in the Southern United States since its inception. In addition to being used for Christmas trees, it is used for reforesting, specifically for strip mining operations. Continue reading to find out more about this variety of tree.

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White Fir (Concolor) Trees {Four Winds Ranch}

Tree Profile: White Fir (Concolor Fir) Natural Christmas Tree

Also known as Concolor, the White Fir tree is closely related to the Grand Fir. The species is native to the western United States, having been discovered by William Lobb on his expedition to California of 1849–1853. Continue reading to find out more about this variety of tree.

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White Spruce Trees {Pioneer Acres}

Tree Profile: White Spruce Natural Christmas Tree

In addition to being used as a Christmas tree, White Spruce trees are used for piano and violin sounding boards. The strong, pliable roots were used by North American Indians to lace birch bark canoes and to weave baskets. Continue reading to find out more about this variety of tree.

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Ray Bradbury Halloween Tree Disneyland Frontierland Armadillo444 On Flickr CC BY NC 2.0

Be Inspired by Ray Bradbury’s Halloween Tree at Disneyland

“The Halloween Tree” is fantasy novel written by Ray Bradbury, published in 1972 and produced as an animated television movie in 1993. The story involves young friends who learn about the origins of Halloween as they go on an adventure to save their friend Pip. It was 35 years after the novel was published, on Halloween night, that Disneyland dedicated their version of The Halloween Tree to Ray Bradbury. This outdoor tree may inspire you to create your own Halloween tree to greet Trick-or-Treaters.

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Eva Fruit Holder (Studio) {Simon Colabufalo (Copyright 2012)}

Simon Colabufalo’s ‘Eva’ Stylish Fruit Holder Tree

Simon Colabufalo is an industrial designer in Melbourne, Australia who has conceptionalized furniture, cars, and this stylishly functional fruit storage and display tree titled “Eva.”

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