Trees we grow

Balsam Fir: This fir is native to parts of northern New York, New England and Canada. It has soft, dark green foliage with flattened needles about tree quarters of an inch in length and has a distinctive “balsam” aroma. Its sturdy branching and excellent needle retention have made it a longtime favorite Christmas tree.

Blue Spruce: Found throughout the central rookies this spruce is now extensively used as a landscaping tree. It has stout, three sided needles about three quarters of an inch in length. Its foliage can vary in color from dark green to indigo blue. Its sturdy branching and good needle retention make it a desirable Christmas tree while its excellent form and color make it a premier ornamental evergreen.

Canaan Fir: This fir is found within the Canaan Valley in northeastern West Virginia. It is similar in appearance to Balsam fir but tends to have slightly longer needles and a darker green color. Its fine color and excellent needle retention make it an increasingly popular Christmas tree.

Concolor Fir: This fir, which is also known as White fir, is widely distributed in the southwestern portion of the United States. It has soft, silvery blue foliage with flattened needles about two to three inches in length and a distinctive citrus aroma. Its outstanding color, unique characteristics and excellent needle retention make it an increasingly popular Christmas tree.

Fraser Fir: Also known as “southern balsam” this stately fir is native to the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina and Tennessee. Its soft, emerald green needles with silvery undersides are about three quarters of an inch in length. Its bottlebrush texture, sturdy branching, excellent fragrance and outstanding needle retention make it a superb Christmas tree whose popularity has grown rapidly in recent years.

Meyer Spruce: This beautiful, compact tree is native to China. It has short, blue-green needles with branches that are more flexible than blue spruce. Its uniform shape, color and excellent needle retention make it a fine choice for both landscaping and Christmas trees.

White Spruce: This spruce is widely distributed throughout northern United States and Canada. It has delicate, blue-green foliage with needles about one half inch in length. Given proper care this tree exhibits good needle retention.