Christmas Trees
White PinePinus strobus•   Plant type: Evergreen Tree•   USDA Hardiness Zones: 3b to 7a•   Height: 50 to 75 ft.Spread: 25 ...
White Pine• Advantages                • Disadvantages  – Nice shape                – No aroma  – Good needle retention    ...
Fraser Fir•   Plant type: EvergreenTree•   USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 7a•   Height: 30 to 50’ Spread: 15 to 20’•   Exposu...
Fraser Fir• Advantages           • Disadvantages  – Lovely Form          – More expensive  – Nice scent
Blue SprucePicea pungens•   Plant type: Evergreen Tree•   USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 7b•   Height: 35 – 60 ft, Spread: 15...
Blue Spruce• Advantages                  • Disadvantages  – This Christmas Tree has     – Very prickly    good symmetrical...
Scotch Pine• Plant type: Evergreen Tree• USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 7a• Height: 45 to 60ft Spread: 25 to 35 ft• Exposure:...
Scotch Pine• Advantages                    • Disadvantages  – Needles don’t fall off if     – Very prickly    tree dries out
Shearing trees• Video – old fashioned way• Video - Mechanized
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Christmas trees

  1. 1. Christmas Trees
  2. 2. White PinePinus strobus• Plant type: Evergreen Tree• USDA Hardiness Zones: 3b to 7a• Height: 50 to 75 ft.Spread: 25 to 35ft.• Exposure: partial shade to full sun – Optimum growth in full sun• Leaf Color: Blue, Green• Growth Rate: average• Soil/Moisture: Any moist, well-drained soil• Form: Oval, Pyramidal• Landscape Uses: Christmas tree, Aggressive surface roots possible, Screen, Superior hedge• Meticulous shearing necessary to form marketable Christmas tree
  3. 3. White Pine• Advantages • Disadvantages – Nice shape – No aroma – Good needle retention – Can’t hold heavy – Locally grown ornaments
  4. 4. Fraser Fir• Plant type: EvergreenTree• USDA Hardiness Zones: 4a to 7a• Height: 30 to 50’ Spread: 15 to 20’• Exposure: partial shade to full sun – Best for growth - full sun• Growth Rate: slow• Form: Pyramidal• Landscape Uses: Christmas tree, Screen, Specimen• Most popular species of Christmas tree in US• Best natural form
  5. 5. Fraser Fir• Advantages • Disadvantages – Lovely Form – More expensive – Nice scent
  6. 6. Blue SprucePicea pungens• Plant type: Evergreen Tree• USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 7b• Height: 35 – 60 ft, Spread: 15 – 25 ft• Exposure: partial shade to full sun As a Christmas Tree needs full sun• Leaf Color: Blue, Silvery• Growth Rate: average• Form: Columnar, Pyramidal• Uses: Specimen, windbreak• Very prickly when used as a Christmas tree
  7. 7. Blue Spruce• Advantages • Disadvantages – This Christmas Tree has – Very prickly good symmetrical form – Blue color – Attractive blue foliage – Good needle retention.
  8. 8. Scotch Pine• Plant type: Evergreen Tree• USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 7a• Height: 45 to 60ft Spread: 25 to 35 ft• Exposure: full sun• Leaf Color: Green• Growth Rate: slow• Form: Oval, Pyramidal• Landscape Uses: Christmas tree, Specimen• Has excellent needle retention and good keepability. It resists drying and if permitted to become dry does not drop its needles• Very prickly
  9. 9. Scotch Pine• Advantages • Disadvantages – Needles don’t fall off if – Very prickly tree dries out
  10. 10. Shearing trees• Video – old fashioned way• Video - Mechanized
  11. 11. Name that tree
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