Tree Information

Fraser FirFraser Fir

The Fraser Fir has a dark green foliage with excellent needle retention. It grows in a natural “Christmas tree” shape which requires very little pruning to maintain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Douglas Fir

Douglas Fir

The Douglas Fir is probably the most common choose and cut Christmas tree. This tree has short, sturdy needles that are capable of holding heavier ornaments. The dark or blue green needles have a sweet fragrance when crushed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Blue SpruceBlue Spruce

The Blue Spruce has needles about an inch long which are stiff and sharp. This makes them difficult to decorate but the end result is quite beautiful. Needle retention is very good as long as the tree is kept watered.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


White PineWhite Pine

The White Pine has soft long needles that have a blue-green color with just a hint of white. Moderately strong boughs weep gracefully when hung with ornaments.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Tree Care Tips

When a Christmas tree is cut, over half of its weight is water. With proper care, you can maintain the quality of your displayed tree. Below are a number of tips relating to the care of cut trees:

  • Make a fresh cut to remove at least ¼” of the base of the trunk.
  • Place the tree in water immediately after making the fresh cut.
  • Use a stand with an adequate water holding capacity.
  • Keep trees away from sources of heat (fireplaces, heaters, heat vents).
  • The temperature of the water used to fill the stand is not important.
  • Drilling a hole in the base of the trunk does not improve water uptake.
  • Always keep the stand filled with water – do not let the tree go dry
  • Inspect light sets before placing on tree. Do not use sets with worn or frayed wires.
  • Always turn off the lights when leaving the house or when going to bed.
  • Recycle your tree after enjoying it during the holidays.

Tree Recycling

Please remember that our trees are planted as an agricultural crop. They are meant to be harvested, just like corn or vegetables. While the trees are growing they control soil erosion, provide oxygen for people, and habitats for wildlife. At the end of the Christmas season, your tree can be used for bird feeders, chipped for mulch, or recycled into newsprint or other paper products.

For information regarding the recycling of your tree, please call the following numbers:

New Castle County
800-404-7080

Cecil County
410-996-6275

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