How to Choose Your Christmas Tree?


Christmas is a beautiful cozy holiday that is all about family, decorations, food, music, and love. But with all of the positive, the preparations can be overwhelming somtimes. There is so much to do and so many decisions to make, that people usually get quite stressed. If you are heading to pick your christmas tree, there are a few things you should know. So in order to make the process a bit easier and to allow you to pick the perfect tree for you, here is a list of Christmas Trees' types you might want to consider.

Balsam Fir

This one is a popular Christmas tree option particularly in northeastern United states. They are known for their narrow conic crown, which is typically dense and dark-green in color. It has a strong scent that immediately adds a Chrsitmas vibe to any room. In addition, its leaves have a silvery-white shine that make them the perfect choice for wreaths. The Balsam Firs that are used for Christmas are growing on large plantations that are usually in family farms, where the tradition of growing them is passed down within the family.

Fraser Fir

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A small evergreen tree that is closely related to the Balsam Fir, but has yellowish-green leaves as opposed to dark-green. It has a conical crown with straight branches, that are either horizontal or angled upwards. It has a mild fragrance and strong branches that are perfect for Christmas decorations. It has also been the most popular selection by the White House for Christmas, so that must say something.

Douglas Fir

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The Douglas Firs are medium to extra large in size and can reach 100 meters. It has flat, long leaves. Since the 1920s, this tree has been widely used for Christmas. They have a perfect pyramid shape, with blue-dark green leaves, and one of the richest scents. It also has those strong branches that are good at supporting ornaments.

Grand Fir

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Coming to us from the US Pacific Northwest and Northern California, this tree is typically 40-70 meters in height. The leaves are glossy dark-green on top, and have two white bands on their lower surface. Each leaf has a twisted base so they are almost coplanar. The uniqueness of this tree comes especially from the scent, which is spicy-citrus like. A great fit for Christsmas.

Noble Fir

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When a tree's nickname is Christmastree, it says it all. The large evergreen tree has leaves that are blue-green on top and a blunt-to-notched tip. The branches are dense and evenly spaced. Since the leaves are spirallying upwards, creating a twisted S-shape, this tree is also perfect for tree decorations.

Blue Spruce

A native to Canada and the United States, this tree grows to about 23m, though in parks it is only reaching around 15m. It has dense, horizontal branches and gray-green leaves. It also has a strong scent and is considered by many has the tree with the perfect shape for Christmas.

Norway Spruce

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This European tree has branches that are typically hang downwards and the largest cones of any spruce. The leaves are needle-like with blunt tips, and are dark-green all around. The one thing you should know before selecting this tree is that it is not doing the best job at retaining its needles, so it might cause a bit of a mess.

Arizona Cypress

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This medium fragranced tree is dense and the colors of its leaves vary between gray-green to bright blue-green. It is a medium sized evergreen tree that can be an original and unique choice for Christmas that will make your house extra special.

Leyland Cypress

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If you are not into having trees with a significant scent, you can go with this one, which has no scent at all. Its leaves have a feather-like shape with a greenish-gray color. The branches are pointing appowards, creating a pyramid look.

Red Cedar

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If you actually prefer the strong scent, this could be your tree. It has a dense growth and the leaves are pointing upwards. The color is a shiny, dark-green color that goes perfectly with any decoration color.