Fraser Fir

Fraser Fir is similar to the Balsam Fir with the Fraser taking more and more market share. Fraser Fir seems to be up and coming King, according to the media, however the reality is somewhat different. This beautiful tree has many very positive attributes, especially when viewed from the comfort of your couch or sofa chair. The upward branching is quite pronounced, making this tree slightly narrower than most others. Because the branches are more uplifted than most, it enables a perfect view of the bottom of the needles which radiate a silver sheen complimenting the tinsel and other decorations on your Christmas tree.

The needles are dark green on top. When looking at the end of a branch, you see them bending upwards. This provides an excellent view of the underside which typically has a silver pubescence to it. Its needles are 1 - 2.5 cm long, and have a broad circular base.

The bark on these trees is very smooth with a gray/brown appearance, sometimes found with blisters of pitch on them.

The Fraser Fir can be a very thirsty tree depending on the past environmental conditions it has gone through in the last several months. For a fact, when we have a 7-8' max density tree up in our living room, this tree generally consumes 4 liters of water in the first 36 hours, with an additional 4 liters per day for another week or so until consumption slows down. Over the course of the 23 days we usually have our tree up, this Fraser Fir has topped out at over 50 liters! Regrettably, Fraser Fir has very little to no aroma, contrary to the Balsam Fir. 

 

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