Michigan Scotch Pine
The needles are Approximately 1 in. in length, good needle retention when dry. The color is a bright green. The most common Christmas tree in the U.S., the scotch pine has an excellent survival rate, is easy to replant, has great keepability and will remain fresh throughout the holiday season.
North Carolina Fraser Fir
This variety has become the most popular Christmas Tree in America because of it's plush, silvery blue look & excellent needle retention. The branches keep there shape when hanging heavier ornaments. They have a pleasant scent, and excellent shipping characteristics as well.
Michigan Black Hills Spruce
It is readily identified by its dark green needles and drooping branchlets. Trees have dark green crown with a triangular shape. For Christmas trees, the color of black hills spruce are fair to excellent, but needle retention is considered poor unless the trees are cut fresh and kept properly watered. Additionally, spruces in general have 1) rectangular rather than flat needles, and 2) cones which hang down rather than stand erect on the stem.
Oregon Douglas Fir
These soft needles are dark green to blue green in color and are approximately 1 to 1 ½ in. in length. Douglas-fir needles radiate in all directions from the branch. When crushed, these needles have a sweet fragrance. They are one of the top major Christmas tree species in the U.S.
Michigan Blue Spruce
Often used for stuffing pine-pillows, these sharp needles are 1 to 1 ½ in. in length. This species is bluish-gray in color. Needles have an unpleasant odor when crushed. This Christmas Tree has good symmetrical form and an attractive blue foliage. It also has good needle retention and has the heaviest, thickest branches of any Christmas Tree to be used with heavy ornaments, lots of lights and decorations.
Oregon Noble Fir
These needles turn upward, exposing the lower branches. Known for its beauty, the noble fir has a long keepability, and its stiff branches make it a good tree for heavy ornaments, as well as providing excellent greenery for wreaths and garland.