Doug Fir Christmas Trees....gorgeous.
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. An interior strain from the Rocky Mountains (P. menziesii var. glauca) has been extensively planted throughout several Christmas tree plantations. It is preferred because of its ability to withstand the more harsh growing conditions than the Pacific Northwest seed sources.It remains one of the most popular Christmas trees species. It is shipped all over Canada,to the majority of the US 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.