Tree Types:

  • Fraser Fir, (a.k.a. Frasier Fir), "Large Supply"
  • Scots Pine, (a.k.a. Scotch Pine), "Large Supply"
  • Concolor Fir, "Very Limited Supply"
  • Blue Spruce, "Very Limited Supply"
  • Vetch Balsam, "Limited Supply"
  • All Trees Grown in North Michigan

Tree Pictures and Descriptions

 

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Fraser Fir, (a.k.a. Abies Fraseri) - Similar to the Nordman fir in its needle retaining properties and its soft, wide and flat, dark green needles. The top of the Fraser fir has more branches than the Nordman fir and the base is not as wide, making it an ideal tree if space is at a premium. - Neat feathery dark green tree. Excellent needle retention.

The Fraser Fir is a small evergreen coniferous tree growing to between 30 and 50 feet (10-15 m) tall (rarely to 80 ft [25 m]) with a trunk 16 to 20 inches (40-50 cm) across (rarely up to 30 in, 75 cm). The crown is conical, with straight branches either horizontal or angled 40° upward from the trunk; it is dense when the tree is young, but becomes more open as it ages. The bark is thin and smooth, gray-brown with numerous resin blisters on young trees, becoming fissured and scaly with age. The foliage is strongly turpentine-scented.

 

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Blue Spruce, (a.k.a. Picea Pungens) - In the wild, Blue spruce, a.k.a. 'Picea pungens' grows to about 23 m (75 ft), but when planted in parks and gardens it seldom exceeds 15 m (49 ft) tall by 5 m (16 ft) wide. It is a columnar or conical evergreen conifer with densely growing horizontal branches. It has scaly grey bark on the trunk with yellowish-brown branches.

The specific epithet pungens means "sharply pointed", referring to the leaves.

 

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Concolor Fir - (a.k.a. - Abies Concolor) The Concolor Fir has 1 1/2" soft, thick, needles, medium-strong branches, very good needle retention, a pleasing natural shape and aroma.

White fir is a fir native to the mountains of western North America, occurring at elevations of 900-3,400 m (2,952-11,154 ft). It is a medium to large evergreen coniferous tree growing to 25-60 m (80-197 ft) tall and with a trunk diameter of up to 2 m (6.5 ft). It is popular as an ornamental landscaping tree and as a Christmas Tree. It is sometimes known as a Concolor fir.

 

 

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Vetch Balsam - (a.k.a. - Abies Balsamea) Balsam fir is a small to medium-size evergreen tree typically 14-20 metres (46-66 ft) tall, occasionally reaching a height of 27 metres (89 ft).

Balsam fir tends to grow in cool climates, ideally with a mean annual temperature of 40 °F (4 °C), with consistent moisture at its roots. They typically grow in the following four forest types: Swamp, Flat, Hardwood Slope, Mountain Top. Both varieties of the species are very popular as Christmas trees, particularly in the northeastern United States. Contrary to popular belief the balsam firs cut for Christmas are not taken from the forest, but are grown on large plantations.

 

 

Scots Pine

Scots Pine, (a.k.a. Pinus Sylvestris) - The best needle retaining tree there is, it has very long needles that give a lovely pine smell to any room. Very bushy tree. Extra long blue green needles. Good needle retention.

Pinus sylvestris is an evergreen coniferous tree growing up to 35 m in height and 1 m trunk diameter when mature, exceptionally to 45 m tall and 1.7 m trunk diameter and on very productive sites (in Estonia, there are some 220 year old trees that are 46 metres tall in the forests of Järvselja). The bark is thick, scaly dark grey-brown on the lower trunk, and thin, flaky and orange on the upper trunk and branches. The habit of the mature tree is distinctive due to its long, bare and straight trunk topped by a rounded or flat-topped mass of foliage. The lifespan is normally 150-300 years, with the oldest recorded specimens (in Sweden and Norway) just over 700 years

 

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