Trees

 We have a variety of tree styles at The Old Log House Plantation. Each tree has a different style of needles, look, feel, smell, and more. Take a look at the varieties below to find which will suit your needs this holiday season. Also, if you are planning on replanting, there is some information to help you along the way as well!

We have a wide variety of trees up to 20 feet!

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canaanCanaan Firs

Canaan Firs have become increasingly more popular for the traditional family Christmas tree, mostly due to the ease of growing here in Ohio, as compared to its relatives Frasier and Douglas Firs. Canaan have a softer foliage, relatively stiff branches, and is available in a wide range of densities. These firs generally have flat needles measuring one-half to one-and-one-quarter-inch or longer, a lush green to blue-green vibrancy with a silvery cast, and generally have more up-swept branches near the top of the tree. Canaan’s have a excellent needle retention while producing the beautiful balsam aroma commonly associated with the Christmas holiday. If you are going to get a balled tree to replant, you can expect at least a six-inch or more growth each year and a total general growth reaching 40-55 feet in height and 20-25 feet in width.

 

colorado-bluenewColorado Blue Spruce

The Colorado Blue Spruce is a very popular variety of spruce, with sharp needles about a half inch in length. Their needles are 4-sided and have a very sharp point on the end. Blue spruce are increasing popularity as a Christmas tree as a result of its natural symmetrical shape, attractive blue foliage. Also, due to the strength of the branches, this species is recommended for those who hang many heavier ornaments. Colorado Blue Spruce range in colors from dark green to a bright blue-green and even silvery accents, offering moderate pine aroma and strong needle retention. Its popularity as an ornamental tree leads many consumers to use the spruce as a living Christmas tree, to be planted after the holiday season. While blue spruce grows relatively slowly, it is long-lived and may reach ages of 600-800 years. Colorado Blue Spruce generally reaches a height of 65-115 feet at maturity with a diameter of 2-3 feet.

 

easternwhitepineEastern White Pine

The Eastern White Pine is an old-fashioned classic, world-renowned for its elegant, symmetrical shape and bountiful, soft needles. This evergreen pine’s needles are over two inches long and are soft, flexible, feathery and bluish-green to silver-green in color. These attributes make the White Pine an excellent choice for fresh cut Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths, and centerpieces. The needles of the white pine are uniquely arranged in bundles of five, and needle retention for White Pine Trees is good. Though it is a beautiful tree, branches can be a bit too flexible to support heavier decorations. Although the White Pine Tree emits little fragrance, it is the preferred Christmas tree for people with allergenic propensities. If planning to replant your tree, the Eastern White Pine is referred to as “the monarch of the forest” and grows to a height of 180 feet in the wild with a diameter of six feet.

 

norway

Norway Spruce

The Norway Spruce is easily identified by its dark green needles and drooping branchlets. This spruce has needles that are half-inch to one inch long, and a somewhat blunt tip. Although sometimes confused with true firs, spruces in general have rectangular rather than flat needles. For Christmas trees, overall color of Norway spruce is good to excellent, but needle retention is considered fair unless the trees are cut fresh and kept properly watered. The species has a reddish bark, giving it the nickname of “red fir”, which flakes off in scales as the tree matures. Norway spruce grows from 130 to 215 feet in height, but in the United States is seldom more than 130 feet tall. Diameter may reach as much as two feet on older trees. Growth during the first 10 years after field planting is relatively slow and 8 to 11 years are required to grow a 6-7 foot tree.

 

scotchpineScotch Pine

The most common Christmas tree in the United States is the the Scotch Pine, due to its excellent survival rate, easy to replant, has great keepability, and will remain fresh throughout the holiday season. As a Christmas tree, it is known for its dark green foliage and stiff branches which are well suited for decorating with both light and heavy ornaments. It has excellent needle retention characteristics and holds up well throughout harvest, shipping and display. The needles of Scotch pine are produced in bundles of two. They are variable in length, ranging from slightly over one inch for some varieties to nearly three inches for others, these needles don’t even fall when they’re dry, providing excellent needle retention. Color is likewise variable with bright green characteristic of a few varieties to dark green to bluish tones more prominent in others. The undersides of Scotch pine needles are characterized by several prominent rows of white appearing stomatal openings. The bark of upper branches on larger, more mature trees displays a prominent reddish-orange color which is very distinctive and attractive. Large amounts of cones are likewise produced which often persist on the tree from one year to the next. Like most pines two growing seasons are required to produce mature cones. On excellent sites within its native range mature trees may reach a trunk diameter of 30 inches or more and individual trees may exceed 125 feet in height.