The Christmas Tree Guide
A primer on six main types of trees grown at the Jones Family Farms in Shelton, Connecticut.
Fraser FirThis tree has become a Christmas favorite in recent years, thanks to the pretty contrast between the silver on the underside of the needles and the dark green on top. No worries about being pricked―the 3/4 inch-long needles are flat, have blunt ends, and are soft to the touch. The Fraser fir is said to have the best needle retention of all the trees, but farmers say needle retention is based more on how well you care for the tree.
Next: Balsam Fir
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