Christmas Trees Types

Douglas fir Christmas trees (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are THE original Christmas tree of the West Coast. Douglas fir have been grown on Christmas tree farms in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920s. 

Even now with other Christmas tree species available, Douglas fir still holds strong as a family favorite. With modern innovations in Christmas tree farming, Douglas fir are now a popular grown tree.

Douglas fir Christmas trees grow under a wide variety of conditions making them a great fit for family farms. They grow naturally very straight and more rapidly than other types of trees giving them exceptional value as a lower-priced Christmas tree. The branches are packed with soft green needles that are plush to the touch and exude a distinctive pine-like scent. The fragrance of Douglas fir persists through the entire Christmas tree season. The classical uniform shape of Douglas fir trees can support lots of Christmas lights. For those of us who like a tree that brings a traditional Christmas glow to your whole home, Douglas fir is a favorite for the ages.

Noble Fir Christmas trees (Abies procera): The strong defined branches of Noble Fir coupled with their rich green hue give them a lovely full and layered appearance. Noble Fir Christmas trees have soft blue-green needles on evenly spaced strong branches, and Noble Fir emits a distinctive yet mild evergreen scent that really lights up a room! The rigid branches of Noble Fir hold up heavy ornaments such as traditional glass and heirloom ornaments beautifully.
 
Noble Fir has grown in popularity and now outsells all other varieties in the Western United States. Noble Fir is native to Oregon and only grows in the Pacific Northwest. Noble Fir Christmas trees love a frosty winter morning as the natural habitat for Noble Fir is at elevations above 4000’.
 
Prancers Farm grows Noble Fir Christmas trees in the foothills of the Oregon Cascade Mountains where they receive over 60 inches of rain annually! Frost occurs there before harvest which ensures that the trees are fully dormant prior to cutting, improving needle retention and freshness.
The noble fir (Quercus rubra) has most certainly earned its name, particularly because it is the largest native fir in North America. This tall, narrow tree features a long, columnar trunk and conical crown with short, nearly horizontal branches. It is a long-lived pioneer tree, meaning that it often comes in aggressively after a disturbance such as fire. And because of its quality and strength, the wood of the noble fir is valued over the wood of other true firs.

 

A subalpine tree, it is found in the Cascade Range and the Coast Ranges of the Pacific Northwest of Washington and Oregon and in southwestern Canada. Trees with cone and needle characteristics of noble fir, however, have been reported in northern California.