The Best Types Of Real Christmas Tree In Southeastern Michigan

Did you know that Michigan is one of the top producers of real Christmas trees in the United States? In 2018 alone, over one and a half million Christmas trees were cut in Michigan, and almost 40,000 acres of land were used in growing Christmas trees like scotch pine, black hills spruce, and Fraser firs. With all of the many types of trees available to choose from, how do you pick which one is right for your house and your family? Some trees have soft needles, some work better for holding ornaments, and some keep their needles better than others. Your friends at PPM Tree Service are here to help you decide and make your holiday season a little less stressful. 

The Best Overall, All-Purpose Trees

If you’re looking for a classic Christmas tree, look no further than these trees: 

  • Balsam Fir: Balsam firs are the quintessential Christmas tree with a strong spicy scent, dark green needles, and the characteristic Christmas tree shape that means you won’t have to do as much trimming when you get it to your house. 
  • Douglas Fir: Douglas firs have dense, soft needles that are light to dark green and slightly sweet. These trees are one of the most popular Christmas trees due to their beautiful appearance and pyramid shape. 
  • Concolor Fir: Concolor firs have the classic Christmas tree shape like balsam and Douglas firs and offer silvery-green needles and an appealing citrus scent. 

Christmas Trees For Holding Lots of Decorations and Ornaments

If you’re planning on putting a lot of decorations or Christmas ornaments on your tree, you should try to get one of the trees below: 

  • Fraser Fir: Fraser firs are great for holding a lot of ornaments because their branches are stiff and their needles are soft, so you won’t scratch your hands and arms when you’re hanging ornaments on their branches. They also have a pleasant evergreen scent so they will make your house smell nice as well. 
  • Black Hills Spruce: Black Hills spruce trees have the classic Christmas tree shape with sturdy branches that are great for holding decorations and short, soft needles that are a beautiful dark blue-green color. 

Trees That Keep Their Needles The Longest

If you want a real Christmas tree that won’t involve you sweeping up needles as often, pick one of these trees: 

  • Scots or Scotch Pine: Scots or scotch pine trees are a staple of the Michigan Christmas tree industry. They have beautiful dark green needles, a long-lasting scent and freshness, and excellent needle retention. 
  • White Pine: White pine trees are known for their needle retention and dense, symmetrical branches. Their blue-green needles are soft and flexible and don’t have a strong scent if you are concerned about heavy fragrances in your home.

New And Different Varieties Of Christmas Trees

If you’re looking for something unique and different this holiday season, consider getting one of these Christmas trees: 

  • Korean Fir: Korean firs originated in Asia but grow well in our Southeastern Michigan climate. They have dark green needles with silvery undersides and a unique needle texture that offers something different from the characteristic Christmas tree look. 
  • Canaan Fir: Canaan fir trees have beautiful qualities of balsam fir trees, like a great shape and dense branches and offer better needle retention. 
  • Blue Spruce: Blue spruce trees are unique because they have bright silvery-blue needles. These trees are also great for ornaments because they have stiff branches, but their needles are quite sharp, so they might not be the best option for homes with small children or pets. 

For All Of Your Tree & Shrub Care Needs Southeast Michigan, Call The PPM Tree Service Professionals

Christmas tree farmers know that a lot of work goes into making sure that their Christmas trees are well taken care of and will look great from the time you pick it out to the time you take it down at the end of the season. If you want to make sure that the same level of care goes into the trees on your Southeastern Michigan property, call the professionals at PPM Tree Service. We offer quality tree care that you can trust, including tree removalpruning, shaping, plantingcablingstump grinding, and even firewood delivery to help you stay warm all winter long!

Visit our website to view more information on our services, reach out via our contact form to request a free quote or ask a question, or call us at 877-454-8733. You can find us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter. Don’t forget to read our monthly blog for more helpful articles on caring for your Southeastern Michigan trees!  


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