Picking the Perfect Christmas Tree

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CLEARWATER, Minn. - Jan Donelson, from Jan's Christmas Trees, breaks down each tree in her lot by smell, color and it's ability to hold up inside your home.

Fraser Fir

  • Color: Bright Green tops, Silvery bottoms 
  • Touch: Medium
  • Needles Length: Medium
  • Needle Retention: Very Good (5 Weeks)
  • Scent: Recognizable Christmas Smell
  • One of the most popular choices

Balsam Fir

  • Color: Bright Green
  • Touch: Medium
  • Needle Length: Medium
  • Needle Retention: Very Good (4-5 Weeks)
  • Scent: Christmas, similar to a Balsam Fir
  • Relatively New to the area

Canaan Fir

  • Color: Bright Green, Little contrast
  • Touch: Medium
  • Needle Length: Medium, Pointed Upward
  • Needle Retention: Very Good
  • Scent: Christmas, similar to a Balsam Fir
  • Relatively New to the area

Scotch Pine

  • Color: Dark Green
  • Touch: Soft
  • Needle Length: Medium length
  • Needle Retention: Great (5 weeks)
  • Scent: Pine
  • Needles wont fall off if it dries out.

Norway Pine

  • Color: Dark Green
  • Touch: Very Soft, semi-stiff branches
  • Needle Length: Very Long
  • Needle Retention: Excellent
  • Scent: Pine
  • State Tree

Meyer Spruce

  • Color: Grey-Green
  • Touch: Soft
  • Needle Length: Very Short
  • Needle Retention: Longest of the Spruces, (4 weeks)
  • Scent: Spruce, Jan just can't describe it!

White Spruce

  • Color: Dark Green
  • Touch:soft
  • Needle Length: Very short
  • Needle Retention: Very Poor (2 weeks) Needles fall off quickly and readily
  • Scent: Rosemary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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