Fresh Christmas Trees
Pine Meadows Christmas Trees – Make Memories With A Fresh Real Tree. There’s nothing better than the look and smell of a live Christmas tree in your home to start the holiday season. Christmas starts with a healthy fresh smelling tree – it makes the home.
From the third week in November to December 23 we open up our family farm to the public so you can wander our 14 acres and find a hand sheared Fir, Pine or Spruce tree for your home. Saws provided. Bring the family and the boots. If you don’t want to saw your tree yourself – no problem.
It’s still an experience to choose one of our freshly cut trees hanging from the ceiling in our barn. Walk amongst the hanging trees – twirl them around – and you’ll find your perfect tree.
Douglas Fir – A Holiday Favourite
Since the 1920s, the Douglas Fir has been a favourite Christmas tree in North America. It outsells all other trees on the west coast but what many people don’t know – it’s not a true fir.
The Douglas Fir has even-coloured blue-to-dark-green needles, a pyramidal shape and sweet fragrance which fills any room and says holiday time is here. The tree’s needles are round, longer than a Spruce and soft to the touch. Outstanding feature of the Douglas Fir: sweet, mild fragrance.
Grand Fir – Makes A Grand Statement (Abies grandis)
This true fir has pretty bicolour needles. Its needles are glossy dark-green on top with two white-striped lines underneath. Ornaments are just an accent on the Grand Fir’s dense body shape.
The Grand Fir’s needles are flat and there are two rows of needles – on opposite sides of each other. Its branches are stiffer than a Douglas Fir so it can easily showcase medium to large ornaments.
Outstanding feature of the Grand Fir: blue green colour
Canaan Fir (Abies Balsamea)
Pronounced “Ka-naan”, the Canaan Fir comes from a seed of a Balsam Fir. Often confused with a Fraser Fir, the Canaan is a true fir with shorter needles which cover the entire branch. It has soft needles, medium in length, with a beautiful medium-green topside and a silvery-white underside.
Outstanding feature of the Canaan Fir: moderate to heavily branched to showcase ornaments well.
Fraser Fir – Perfect Little Exotic Tree For Smaller Rooms (Abies fraseri)
First discovered by John Fraser, a Scottish explorer and botanist, in the late 18th century the Fraser Fir is very similar in looks to the Canaan Fir.
Darker in colour than a Canaan, the Fraser Fir is a fragrant tree with flattened bicolour soft needles. It’s naturally slender with dark blue-green needles on top and a bluish-silver colour underneath. Its lower branches form in two opposite rows and its upper twigs curl upward forming a U-shaped tree.
Outstanding feature of the Fraser Fir: BEST needle retention
Lasiocarpa (Abies lasiocarpa)
The Lasiocarpa is a subalpine fir and one of the slowest growing trees. It’s more blue in colour than a Blue Spruce and its branches are more rigid than a Fraser Fir. It has the most open habit and good for hanging ornaments. Its narrow steeple shape makes it a perfect tree for a small room.
Outstanding feature of the Lasiocarpa: BLUE colour and narrow
Noble Fir (Abies procera)
The Noble Fir is a wider tree with stiff branches and a open habit like the Lasiocarpa. Over 90% of the Noble’s needles are located on the top half of the tree with very few needles underneath. Given its well-spaced branches, curved slightly upward, lower branches can be seen.
Unique about this tree is its four-sided needles coloured grey-green on top and white-blue underneath. It easily hold your heavier ornaments.
According to folklore, R.A.F. Mosquito planes were built with Noble Fir frames during World War II.
Outstanding feature of the Noble Fir: holds heavy/big ornaments and needle retention rivals the Fraser Fir (just ever so slightly less)
Colorado “Blue” Spruce (Picea Pungens)
The Colorado Spruce often called a Blue Spruce is known for its range of colours from green to blue. It’s one of the wider trees in shape and has short and stiff four-sided branches which come to a point on the end.
This slow growing tree is highly sought after for its colour and symmetrical shape. Its been known to live as long as 600-800 years in the wild.
Outstanding feature of the Blue Spruce: blue colour tones and nice for hanging ornaments
Norway Spruce (Picea abies)
An important species on the European Continent, the Norway Spruce is widely found in western Canada and a Christmas favourite. Its vibrant green needles are short and wrap themselves all the way around the branches making for a dense solid-looking tree.
Outstanding feature of the Norway Spruce: vibrant green needles.
While choosing the perfect tree for your family, don’t forget to purchase one of our quality tree stands to keep your tree smelling as fresh as the day you brought it into your home.