Trees

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Scotch Pine

Sells for about $6.50/foot, they are the most common Christmas tree in Iowa. Fast growing with medium length needles and sturdy branches. Sometimes the trunks don't always grow straight. They have good needle retention.

White Pine

They sell for about $6.50/foot. They are native to this area. They have long soft needles and are fast growing. They have good needle retention and the branches are flexible so they do not hold heavy ornaments well. The trunks tend to be straight.

Fraser Fir

These sell for $9-11/foot. We are not able to grow these trees on our farm, but since they are so popular we bring in some freshly-cut Frasers from 6-11 feet tall. The taller the tree, the higher the price per foot. Frasers have short, soft dark green needles with a lighter colored underside. With sturdy branches, they have probably the best needle retention of all the species, and have straight trunks.

Canaan Fir

They sell for about $7.50/foot. (people pronounce canaan like the city in the Bible but actually pronounced ca (with short u) -nane (with the accent on the second syllable). They are similar in appearance to the Fraser Fir. Short, soft needles with a slight silver cast on the bottom of the needles. They are slow growing and have a natural shape and excellent needle retention. They also have a pleasant aroma.

Concolor Fir

They sell for about $7.50/foot and are usually offered as an ornamental transplant but are very desirable as a Christmas tree as well. Medium length, curved needles, medium soft, slow growing branches that are fairly sturdy and good needle retention. They also have a very pleasant citrus-like aroma when they are cut. They need little pruning or shaping since they have a natural shape.

Douglas Fir

They sell for about $8/foot. They are slow growing, soft needles and dense wood. They also tend to have a natural shape, the branches are medium strength and tend to grow more upright and have a very pleasant, unique aroma.

Korean Fir

They sell for about $8/foot. We don’t have many of these trees because they are hard to grow. They have a very distinctive needle, with dark green tops and a nearly white underside of the needles, making them a very showy tree. Branches are very sturdy, and the trees have very good needle retention.

White Spruce

Sell for about $6.50/ft, we have some that are just approaching Christmas Tree size. These trees have short, medium-stiff blue-green needles, with a very natural shape. Branches are more upright and have medium strength for ornaments. The spruce species have the poorest needle retention, so we advise to not cut these until the end of the first week of December.