The Christmas tree is one of the most iconic symbols of the holiday season. The dark green needles and smell of fresh cut wood brings a piece of nature right into your living room. The lights, bows and ornaments that you hang are a reflection of your own personality and bridge past memories with new holiday experiences. At Fort Collins Nursery, we understand the importance of picking out that perfect tree and our dedicated staff will brave the snow and the cold to help you find it!
This year our tree lot features native Alpine Fir and Lodgepole Pines that are harvested in the Rocky Mountains. The Lodgepole have long been a local favorite because of their distinct Colorado look with pine cones still attached as a beautiful reminder of their place in our local ecosystem. We have also brought in several varieties of plantation grown Scotch Pine and Fraser Fir from Minnesota. The Fraser is considered one of the more popular and traditional varieties because of its fragrance, shape and strong limbs. Each tree is cut fresh by our trusted suppliers and vary in size, ranging anywhere from a 2-3 foot table topper to 14 foot giants.
Looking for something different this year? Bring home a living tree to display on your porch or patio. A living tree can be brought indoors to decorate the week of Christmas and returned to the great outdoors to await spring planting.
Please observe the following guidelines:
- Your living Christmas tree should be kept in a cool, shady location protected from severe winds until you bring it into your home.
- The tree should not be kept in your home for more than 5 to 7 days.
- Use only small cool “twinkle” lights, not large outdoor lights.
- After Christmas, either plant the tree in the ground, place it in an unheated building, or put it in a protected location outdoors, preferably with a mulch such as leaves around the container.
- Water the tree periodically (once a month) if the soil ball is not frozen.
- Plant the tree in your landscape in the spring when the ground is thawed.
Originally published on December 3, 2015. Updated on November 1, 2018.
Originally published on November 1st, 2018.