It’s Not Too Early to Think About a Christmas Tree

Giordano Christmas Tree Truths (part I)


Christmas treesWhen Should I Shop for a Tree?

The weekend after Thanksgiving is traditionally when most Christmas tree shopping begins. And you should shop for a Christmas tree as early as possible as it will pay off with less competition for higher quality Christmas tree selections and a fresher holiday tree. This is because most trees are already harvested by mid-November, and it is good to buy them early and get them into water as soon as possible.

What type of tree should I choose?

The following trees will be found at Giordano’s starting the weekend following Thanksgiving:

FRASER FIR: The Fraser fir branches turn slightly upward. They have good form and needle-retention. They are dark blue-green in color. They have a pleasant scent, and excellent shipping characteristics as well.

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 major Christmas tree species in the U.S.

BALSAM FIR: These needles are ¾ to 1½ in. in length and last a very long time. This tree has a dark-green appearance and retains its pleasing fragrance throughout the Christmas season.

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.

Tips on Selecting your Tree

Use these practical tips to be a more informed consumer and to ensure a great experience with your real Christmas tree.

Coming Next, Part II: A Brief History of Christmas Trees, and how to care for a fresh cut tree once you get it home.