Pronzini Christmas Trees
The Silvertip Fir is the most sought after Christmas tree. Their naturally beautiful silver tips and mountain fragrance is an inviting experience.
Shaped with sturdy, layered branches for many ornaments. The needles have a green/blueish-tint with silver tips.
The Noble Fir is one of the most important conifer species used for production of high quality Christmas trees in the Pacific Northwest. The Noble fir is native to the Pacific Northwest where it is grown extensively in the higher elevations of Oregon and Washington states. The 60 inches of rainfall and plenty of frost contribute to this trees superior needle and moisture retention. The Noble Fir does very well in extreme conditions in both warm and cold environments.
The Noble fir has a beautiful spruce like appearance with evenly spaced strong branches, perfect for heavy ornaments. The needles are usually one inch in length and fold upwards on the branch exposing both the bluish tint and silvery white underside. Noble Fir grow very slow it takes at least eight to ten years for one to mature.
The Douglas Fir is actually not a true fir tree and is sometimes referred to as Douglas Tree or Oregon pine. Because this tree responded so well to shearing and a farm environment it became a very popular Christmas tree since the 1920’s. The Douglas is frequently referred to as the “old fashion tree”. The needles are a feathery dark green, soft to the touch and have a sweet fresh fragrance. The tree is dense with a conical shape.
The Grand Fir is distinguished from other Pacific Northwest firs by its sprays of lustrous needles that are in two distinct rows. The needles are 1 to 1 ½ inches long with glossy dark green top and white on the underside. The symmetry, dark glossy color, and strong citrus fragrance make the Grand Fir one of the preferred species of Christmas Trees in the Northwest.
According to local folklore the Native American tribes used the branches and oil from the Grand Fir for everything from deodorant, tonic for internal injuries, purification ceremonies and a cure for baldness.
The Nordman Fir or Caucasian Fir originates from the Caucasian Mountains of Asia Minor in an elevation of 3000 to 7000 feet. This tree is the most popular tree in Europe and is commonly grown in Germany and Norway. The Nordman is gaining popularity in the U.S. because of its outstanding symmetrical form and relatively open branch structure with distinct whorls. The Nordman is sheared and cultured in the U.S. which changes the natural chacteristics of the tree.
The needles are short, dark green that lay flat on the branch with a deep green silvery underside that is soft to the touch. It is considered a tree with long lasting qualities with minimal needle drop; although it does need to be displayed in water.
The Fraser Fir is a native of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. There are some trees in production on the west coast where it is becoming popular because of its narrow pyramid shape, strong slightly upturned branches which gives this tree a compact appearance. It has a wonderful citrus odor and is said to have the best needle retention of all the trees. I think the Noble Fir aficionados might argue that fact however.
The Fraser Fir has been used more times in the Blue Room at the White House than any other tree species.