Balsam Fir Christmas trees have a dark-green appearance, and a full look.
Balsam Firs are also the most fragrant. These needles are ¾ to 1½ in. in length and last a very long time.
The Balsam is a North American fir, native to most of eastern and central Canada and the northeastern United States. Balsam trees retain their pleasing fragrance throughout the Christmas season.
Allagash View Farms has Balsam Fir trees available in sizes from tabletop to 17'.
REAL CHRISTMAS TREES - FRASER AND BALSAM FIR
The best choice has always been the traditional and natural choice - a Real Christmas Tree. While they're growing, Real Christmas Trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases and emitting fresh oxygen. Often, Christmas Trees are grown on soil that doesn't support other crops. Every acre of Christmas trees grown produces the daily oxygen requirement for 18 people. Real Christmas are a benefit to the environment from the time they are planted until after the holiday season when they can be recycled.
In the words of the National Christmas Tree Association:
Artificial trees are a petroleum based product that consume vast resources during fabrication. A burden to the environment, artificial trees aren't biodegradable and will remain in land-fills for centuries after disposal. The average life span of an artificial tree is only six years.
Real Christmas trees, on the other hand, are easily reused and recycled. Real Christmas trees are biodegradable - the trunk and branches can be used as mulch for gardens, parks or in animal stalls. The mulch provides a protect barrier for the roots of other plants and vegetation while preventing weeds from growing. The mulch then decomposes, providing the nutrients plants need to thrive.
Before recycling, Real Christmas trees can be used to make bird feeders, adding color and excitement to the winter garden. Utilize orange slices, suet, and seed to attract the birds. They will come for the food and stay for the shelter in the branches.
Farms like Allagash View Farms, that grow Real Christmas Trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies and provide refuge for wildlife while creating scenic green belts. At Allagash View Farms we are doing our part to promote a healthier environment by growing and harvesting real Christmas Trees...from our farm to your home....
Fraser Fir Christmas Trees are known for their up-turned, sturdy branches, and long lasting needles. They have good form and needle-retention. They are dark blue-green in color. They have a pleasant scent, and excellent shipping characteristics as well.
The Fraser has a natural symmetry to its growth which is why it is often called the "Cadillac" of Christmas trees.
Soft, short needles, yet a full bushy look - it is not painful to decorate a Fraser, and the ornaments and lights are not hidden by the needles. It's strong branches give your heavy ornaments a prominent place, without weighing down the branch.
At Allagash View Farms, we have Fraser Fir trees available in sizes from 5-12'