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2023 Christmas Tree Guide: How to Pick the Best Live Christmas Tree

Every holiday season, Bath Garden Center & Nursery in Fort Collins, Colorado has some of the biggest, freshest, and most beautiful live Christmas trees available for you to bring home for the Christmas season. There is something special about getting to pick out your very own unique tree, and at our Garden Center, we will give your tree a fresh cut to help it soak up water better, will net it to protect it on its way back to your home, and we will even load it onto your vehicle for you and ensure the tree is properly secured. When you shop for live, fresh-cut Christmas trees at Bath Garden Center, you are sure to find the best looking tree in town and will also have peace of mind knowing your tree will make it back to its new home safely!

Live Christmas Tree

Where To Shop Live Christmas Trees Fort Collins

Fresh-cut Christmas trees have arrived, and they are some of the most beautiful trees in America! These trees are harvested, cleaned, and stored under special conditions to ensure ultimate freshness. Our trees are cut days before they arrive on our lot, and each one is given a fresh trim before you take it home, ensuring that you will have a fresh, beautiful tree for the whole holiday season. Ranging in size from 3 feet to 12 feet tall, we truly have the freshest, most beautiful trees in town. Shop live Christmas trees today!

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Christmas Tree Delivery

The allure of traveling to a Garden Center or tree lot to pick out your very own Christmas tree is hard to resist. Though we also realize that not everyone may be equipped to get a live Christmas tree home! So, if you find yourself wanting a live Christmas tree but unable to transport one home, we are here to help! This year, we are offering local Christmas Tree Delivery Services to make sure that everyone is able to enjoy a beautiful, fresh tree this holiday season. Learn more about our delivery services today, or give us a call to discuss the options!

Christmas Tree Guide

This year, we have six of the most popular varieties of Christmas trees for you to choose from! Whether you are looking for a tree that is highly fragrant, a certain color, a specific shape, or has extra strong branches able to support tons of ornaments, we are here to make sure you find the perfect Christmas tree for you! Reference our Christmas Tree Guide below for information regarding each tree type, and let us know if you have any questions!

~ 2023 Christmas Tree Guide ~


VARIETY FRAGRANCE COLOR DENSITY BRANCHING HABIT RETENTION ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Balsam Fir AT* Dark Green Medium Flexible Classic 4 Weeks

Canaan Fir Fragrant Lush Green High Firm Flexible Slim 6 Weeks

Fraser Fir Low Dark Blue/Green Medium Strong Classic 6 Weeks

Noble Fir Fragrant Blue/Green High Strong Slim 5 Weeks

Nordmann Fir Low Dark Green Medium Strong Classic 6 Weeks

Scotch Pine AT* Blue/Green High Firm Flexible Full 4 Weeks

*Aroma Therapy – anti-inflammatory/anti-bacterial, decongestant, reduces anxiety, promotes sleep ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Live Christmas Tree Characteristics

Tree Characteristics

About Balsam Fir Christmas Trees

Ranging in size from 3 feet to 12 feet tall, these beautiful trees are native to eastern and central Canada, as well as the northeastern United States. It has flat, dark green needles, a natural conical shape, and is known for its impressive needle retention after being cut. In addition to this, it is also the most fragrant of all Christmas trees. This attribute makes this variety of trees loved by all, as it brings the lovely aroma of a piney forest directly into your home.

About Fraser Fir Christmas Trees

We have a large variety of these picturesque trees. So, whether you are looking for a small table-top Christmas tree, or a tree so large it scrapes the ceiling, we've got you covered! Native to the Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern United States, the combination of shape, needle retention, dark blue-green color, and pleasant aroma makes these trees a win no matter what. Their stiff branches can also accommodate numerous ornaments and decorations so that you can go crazy without having to worry about drooping branches. As you might be able to imagine, this variety is one of the most popular Christmas trees in the United States.

About Noble Fir Christmas Trees

Native to the Cascade Range and Coastal Range mountains of extreme northwest California and western Oregon and Washington, the Noble Fir is considered the “King” of Christmas trees. Its majestic beauty, long-lasting fragrance, naturally symmetrical shape, and perfectly spaced branches make it a top seller. This tree also has excellent needle retention when properly cared for. Its firm needles are an inch in length and tend to fold upward on the branch, exposing both the bluish-green tint on top and the variegated silvery-white color on the underside. With sizes fit for any home, you are sure to find the perfect Christmas tree among the Noble Firs.

About Nordmann Fir Christmas Trees

Native to the Caucasus Mountain Region of Turkey, this variety is the most popular Christmas tree in Europe and is named after Alexandar von Nordmann. These trees have soft and glossy dark green needles and come in sizes ranging anywhere from 6 feet to 25 feet. They are known for their impressive needle retention, and given the right conditions, are known to hold their needles for up to 6 weeks. Another interesting perk of this tree is that it emits fewer allergens than most other trees! So if your allergies are easily affected by bringing a tree indoors, this variety might be the perfect fit for you and your household.

About Canaan Fir Christmas Trees

Canaan Fir trees are newcomers to the Christmas tree market. They have branch strength comparable to Fraser Fir trees with a tall and conical shape similar to that of Balsam Fir trees. They have a more mild fragrance, but have a rich, lush green color to them. Being bigger, heartier, and stronger than most other Christmas tree varieties, Canaan Firs are hard to go wrong with! Their high density, firm but flexible branches, excellent needle retention, and vivid color will make them quite desirable, though their recent entry into the market will also make them limited and harder to find. If you are searching for a Canaan Fir Christmas tree, stop by Bath Garden Center and claim yours before they are gone!

About Scotch Pine Christmas Trees

Scotch Pines, often also referred to as Scots Pines, are traditionally a very popular Christmas tree. Their needles are approximately 1 inch in length, and this variety shows excellent needle retention, holding onto the majority of its needles for approximately a month. They are very dense trees and display a vibrant blue-green color. Stiff but flexible branches are ideal for holding up ornaments and decorations while being flexible enough to not risk damaging or breaking any branches under the weight of your holiday decor. Overall, these trees make for excellent Christmas trees if you are looking for a traditional shape and full appearance!

Shop for Your Tree Today!

Shop for Your Tree Today

Bath Garden Center is full to the brim with Christmas trees of all shapes and sizes. Come get a little taste of some Christmas magic as you wander through the hundreds of trees on the property! And if you get cold, warm up in the Garden Center and peruse all the lovely gifts and decorations we have inside. Options for Christmas tree delivery are available! If you have any questions, please give us a call, send us an email, or come into Bath Garden Center! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

1 Comment

Forest Gamp
Forest Gamp
Sep 26, 2023

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