Christmas trees embody the spirit of one of the funnest holidays, and nothing says Christmas like the smell of a live tree in your home.
Taking your family out to choose a live tree is a tradition you’ll want to repeat year after year. With so many choices, how do you choose which tree is best? Here are our recommendations for the top three festive trees for your Utah home.
Top 3 Christmas Trees
- Douglas Fir
Sturdy branches that can hold heavy ornaments make the Douglas Fir one of the top choices for Christmas trees. They smell amazing and are low maintenance. Their soft, green needles are beautiful and dense, and they’re easy to trim into a perfect cone-shape. These trees are budget-friendly and beautiful, but don’t last as long as other trees when fresh-cut.
- Colorado Blue Spruce
This evergreen tree has stiff and sturdy horizontal branches with beautiful silvery-blue needles and a great pyramid shape. Whether inside your house as a Christmas tree or planted in your yard, they are hardy in a variety of growing conditions.
- Norway Spruce
Norway Spruces are known as one of America’s first Christmas trees. They are a beautiful, deep green and have stiff needles to hold large ornaments. The needles on a Norway Spruce can drop quickly when not in water, so be sure to get it in water as soon as you get it home.
Other Considerations When Choosing a Tree
Once you’ve chosen the type of tree you want this Christmas, it’s time to think about the size. USU Forestry recommends measuring your space before you go pick out a tree to avoid any issues with trees that are too small or too large.
While you’re out shopping for trees, pull on the needles, and make sure they are well attached to the tree and don’t fall off easily. Check the branches for stability and pick a tree that looks healthy and fresh.
Whatever type of Christmas tree you choose, be sure to keep it well watered. Dry trees are a major fire hazard and can go up in flames in seconds. Take the time to cut off the bottom of the tree before placing it in water so it can absorb water properly. Put it in a proper live tree stand that can hold at least a gallon of water.
LaytonScape Tree Farm Can Help!
LaytonScape offers a full tree farm specializing in Evergreen and Spruce trees. Come visit us, and we can help you find the right Christmas tree for your Utah home. We’re located in Clearfield, Utah, and serve the surrounding cities of Layton, Farmington, Bountiful, Ogden, and Park City. Contact us today!