BTN of Oregon offers Noble, Douglas, Grand, and Nordmann Fir of all sizes. We pay great attention to every detail of growing, cultivating, shearing, and maintaining to ensure a premium grade tree. Scroll through our gallery to see for yourself.
Known for its beauty, scent and stiff branches perfect for hanging heavy ornaments, the Noble Fir or Abies procera is the most popular Christmas tree grown in Oregon. Its 1 inch long needles turn upward exposing the lower branches. The needle itself is blue green in color but has rows of white stomata on the underside as well as the upper surface which cause the tree to appear somewhat silver. It is native to the Siskiyou Mountains of northern California and the Cascade and Coastal ranges of Oregon and Washington. The Noble Fir generally thrives in middle to upper elevation sites. Its long keep ability and sturdy branches make the greenery great for wreaths and garland. The Noble Fir is the slowest growing of the trees BTN offers. Expect 8-10 years of growth before harvest.
The strong fragrance and lustrous needles of the Grand Fir or Abies grandis, set it apart from other species. The 1 to 1.5 inch long needles grow in two distinct rows, usually horizontally spread so that both the lower and the upper sides of the branches are easily visible. The glossy, dark green needles have two highly visible white lines of stomata on the undersides. This tree grows from British Columbia inland to Montana and south toward northern California. It can grow in dry to moist coniferous forests and even in rain shadow areas. The Grand Fir is a minor Christmas tree species in Oregon but major in Idaho and Montana. It produces a beautiful, thick foliaged tree when sheared and smells the strongest of all Christmas firs. Allow 8-10 years of growth before expecting a marketable tree.
The Psuedotsuga menziesii is commonly known as a Doug Fir. It is one of the top major Christmas tree species in the United States. The 1 - 1.5 inch needles are soft and dark green blue in color, radiating in all directions from the branch. The branches are spreading to drooping and the bark is thick. This thick bark allows the trees to survive moderate fires resulting in a long life span of up to 1,000 years. The entire range at which the Doug Fir grows includes central California, western Oregon and Washington, parts of the Rockies, and extends up to Alaska. This hardy tree grows under a wide variety of environments from extremely dry, low elevation sites to moist sites. Depending on the site and growing area, it can take 6-8 years to produce a crop.
The Nordmann Fir or Abies nordmanniana is originally native of Turkey, the country of Georgia, Northern Armenia, the mountains surrounding the Black Sea, and the Russian Caucasus. The branches are stiff, good for holding heavy ornaments similar to the Noble. The color can range from a dark green to more of a lime green. The 1 inch needles can be glossy in appearance and when crushed do not produce much of a fragrance. This tree has an especially good ability to stay fresh over a long period of time while losing very few needles as it dries out. This keep ability, along with the beautiful shape, symmetry and density make it a species that is growing in popularity in Oregon. Slower growth is another characteristic of this tree so allow 9-10 years before harvesting.