There are several different tree species used as Christmas trees, such as the fir, pine, spruce, cypress and cedar. For each of the main category of Christmas trees, there are also different types among those. Plus, there are many different varieties of artificial Christmas trees available.Continue Reading
Region plays a large part in the type of tree you can choose from, but the most popular varieties tend to be the balsam fir, Douglas fir, Scotch pine, Virginia pine and the eastern white pine, mainly because of how easy they are to grow. There are also fiber-optic trees for those who are worried about fires or the tree needles getting all over the floor.
When choosing a tree, there are many reasons to go with a real rather than an artificial tree, beyond the fact it permeates the house with a nice fragrance. Real trees are very beneficial to the environment as they are biodegradable, meaning they can be used for many things after the holidays are over. For some people, getting to the store to buy a fiber-optic tree is much easier, especially since it can be stored and reused for years to come.
Across the United States, you can pick from 35 different types of evergreens grown especially for their Christmas appeal.Learn more about Christmas
People put stars on top of Christmas trees to symbolize the Star of Bethlehem. This star announced the birth of Jesus to the Wise Men.Full Answer >
Evergreen trees such as pine, fir and spruce retain their foliage throughout all seasons, while deciduous trees such as oak and maple lose their foliage completely during the winter. The live oak and rhododendron are evergreens that have flat leaves instead of needles. Because the larch tree drops its needles in the fall, arborists classify it as a deciduous tree.Full Answer >
Pine cones make inexpensive, festive tree ornaments or decorations for Christmas gifts. Create your own in just minutes by painting them, using decorative touches and adding ribbon. For this project, HGTV recommends that you gather together pine cones, metallic paint, ribbons, gold beads, micro beads, hot glue, clear glue and a paint brush.Full Answer >
Types of Georgia pine trees include the slash pine, the spruce pine, the loblolly pine and the Table Mountain pine. Some other types of Georgia pines are the pond pine, the longleaf pine and the shortleaf pine. The loblolly, slash, longleaf and shortleaf pines are particularly valued for their timber.Full Answer >