We carry Douglas Fir, Noble Fir, Grand Fir, Nordmann Fir, Shasta Fir, from small table top trees all the way to 20+ foot trees for your home or business, as well as fresh wreaths & garland, tree stands, water bowls, tree preservative, tree disposal bags and more! We offer other services such as custom flocking, fire proofing, tree loading and delivery (at Del Mar lot).
Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco
The Douglas-fir has been the major Christmas tree species used in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920’s. During the following 40 years, nearly all trees were harvested from forest lands. Since the 1950’s, the transformation from growing trees in the wild to culturing them on plantations has been dramatic. Today, few trees come from forest lands. Nationally, it remains one of the most popular Christmas trees species. It is shipped to the majority of the states and is also exported to the Hawaiian Islands, Guam and some Asian markets. Plantation trees are normally sheared and will produce a crop within 7 to over 10 years depending upon the site and growing area.
Abies procera Rehd.
Long considered an excellent Christmas tree because of its beauty, stiff branches and long keepability, the species is growing in popularity (between 25% and 30% of the fresh tree market in the Pacific Northwest). It is also widely used in the greenery business to make wreaths, door swags, garland and other Christmas products.
Abies grandis (Dougl. ex D. Don) Lindl.
The grand fir is one of the tallest firs, reaching heights of 300 feet. It is easily distinguished from other Pacific Northwest firs by its sprays of lustrous needles in two distinct rows. It is a minor Christmas tree species throughout Washington and Oregon, but a major species in the inland states of Idaho and Montana. It produces a beautiful, thick foliaged tree when sheared and is known for its strong fragrance. In most areas, it will produce a marketable tree in eight to ten years.
Nordmann fir is one of the most important species grown for Christmas trees. Nordmann Fir is a fir native to the mountains south and east of the Black Sea, in Turkey, Georgia, Russian Caucasus, and northern parts of Armenia. The Nordmann fir is favored by many because of its attractive foliage, with needles that are not sharp, and that do not drop readily when the tree dries out. The leaf of the Nordmann fir has flattened needles, which are shiny and very dark green above and silvery blue below. They’re blunt or notched at the end, and clustered and dense on the upper surface of the twig. This stately tree is also a popular ornamental tree in parks and large gardens.
A very close relative of the more traditional Noble Fir, it is almost indistinguishable from it’s more popular cousin. So like the Noble it also makes an excellent Christmas tree. Its stiff, sturdy layered branches make it easy to hang ornaments. The medium length soft needles are generally twisted upward so that the lower surface of branches are exposed. The Shasta Fir tree has little scent and with color ranging from deep green to a blue-green, its is another excellent choice for the holidays.