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A Sampling of our fine quality trees and wreaths.
An example of one of the many fine wreaths available from IECTA members. These beautiful wreaths are made after the first hard frost hits the mountains of the Inland Empire. This allows the wreaths to retain their needles long after the Holiday Season has passed.
Blue spruce -- Found naturally throughout the central Rockies, this spruce borrows its name from the Centennial State and has stout, three sided needles about three-quarters of an inch in length. Its sturdy branching and good needle retention make it a desirable Christmas tree while its excellent form and outstanding color make it a premier ornamental evergreen
Concolor fir -- More commonly known as White fir, this evergreen is grown on plantations in the Inland Empire, its soft, silvery-blue foliage with flattened needles about two to three inches in length has a distinctive citrus aroma. Its outstanding color and excellent needle retention make it an increasingly popular Christmas tree
Fraser fir --- The Fraser fir is a uniformly formed, pyramid-shaped tree. Its strong branches turn slightly upward and give the tree a compact appearance. The dark green needles are flattened, with a medial grove on the upper side and two broad silvery-white bands on the lower surface. The combination of form, needle retention, dark blue-green color, pleasant scent and excellant shipping charactics has led the Fraser fir to be one of the most popular Christmas Tree species.
Grand Fir --- More commonly known in logging areas of the Inland Empire as white fir, this evergreen grows in moist forest conditions in Idaho, Montana, and Eastern Washinton. Its flat needles are 1 to 2 inches in length, shiny dark-green above, and silvery underneath. Grand firs store well and have excellent needle retention with a very pleasant aroma. Grand fir are the most fragrant of Northwest tree species. Unsheared trees usually have light to medium density. Sheared trees are often very dense.
Norway spruce --Norway spruce is one of the most important Christmas tree species on the European Continent. Trees have light to dark green crown with triangular shape. Needles are 4-sided, 1/2 to 1 inch long, and sharp or somewhat blunt at the tip. For Christmas trees, overall color is fair to excellent. Its sturdy branching makes this tree suitable to decorate with heavy ceramic ornaments
Douglas-fir -- This conifer is widely distributed throughout western North America from the interior lake country of British Columbia to the mountains of Mexico. Grown in the wild and on plantations, this sturdy evergreen is an "old-fashioned" holiday favorite with its lush blue-green needles.
Scotch pine -- Known as the cosmopolitan tree of Europe, this conifer was one of the first plantation grown Christmas trees in the United States. Its sharp, blue-green foliage with needles about two to three inches in length can be sheared to an appealing density. Its conical shape, excellent color and needle retention have made it the Christmas tree of choice for many years.
Western White pine --
Widely distributed throughout the forests of western North America, this tree is native to the northwest forests of Idaho. The soft, four to five inch in length needles are blue-green color with just a shade less blue than the Eastern pine and are borne in bundles of five. A very graceful-looking evergreen, its fragrance and excellent needle retention make it a popular Christmas tree.
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