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Five Popular Live Christmas Trees in Indiana
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The turkey leftovers have been consumed, Christmas lights are being hung, and it’s time once again to put up the tree. It’s hard to beat the sweet smell of pine and the family time that comes with finding the perfect live Christmas tree. Here in Indiana there are about 200,000 Christmas trees harvested each year. Whether you prefer a fragrant tree, a tall narrow tree, or a long needle tree we have listed the five most popular Christmas trees in Indiana and what they have to offer.
Scotch Pine has historically been the most popular Christmas tree in the U.S, and the Hoosier state is no exception. People love this tree for it’s strong pine smell and its firm branches that can hold any heavy ornament. The needle retention is excellent, which means fewer cleanups!
White pine is another popular tree, with a not as strong pine aroma. The cone shaped pine is more full and stocky than others. The branches aren’t stiff, but softer to the touch making it harder for heavy ornaments to hang. The light green-bluish needles are longer, about 2.5-5” with excellent needle retention.
You can find this fir tree at almost any Christmas tree farm in Indiana. The cone shaped tree can be heavy with its shorter needles (1”.) The soft dark green needles give the tree a very traditional look and gives off a sweet fragrance. The needle retention isn’t excellent like the pines, but still good.
This fragrant tree is most popular in northern Indiana. With a narrow full shape to it, this fir has short 1” dark green soft needles. The needles uniquely turn slightly upwards and have a beautiful silver undertone. The Fraser fir branches are stiffer than a Douglas.
The Canaan Fir is also narrow, but with a fuller bottom. Again, like most firs the needles are soft, short, dark green, and the branches are moderately stiff. The Canaan is very similar to the Fraser; in fact this tree is mostly used as an alternative to the Fraser.
Photo Credit: National Christmas Tree Association, Education.
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