Oh, Fraser Fir! Oh, Fraser Fir!

Fraser Firs are simply the best trees for a Florida Christmas. These trees are grown sustainably and are selected for GREAT performance, even when subjected to our well-above-freezing temperatures, holding their needles long past Santa’s arrival and departure!  Of course, we handle them as only a nursery will by keeping them well-watered and protected from the elements.  We believe we’re the only nursery that keeps their trees in water, they will last longer when they start off like this! After you find yours, allow us to put a fresh cut on your tree, then take it home to soak in a bucket of water overnight. This technique will ensure that your tree gets re-hydrated before going into a stand.

And we love Fraser Firs because they’re real! They’re American grown on family farms and every time one is cut, another one or two are planted. Real trees help the environment from the time they are planted until after the holiday season when they can be recycled.  While they are growing, Christmas trees support life by absorbing carbon dioxide and other gases while giving off fresh oxygen. Every acre of Christmas trees planted gives off enough oxygen to meet the needs of 18 people. Today in America there are enough Christmas trees planted that 18 million people a day are supplied with oxygen. Also, the farms that grow Christmas trees stabilize soil, protect water supplies, and provide a refuge for wildlife while creating a nice scenic view. Often, Christmas trees are grown on soil that will not support any other crops.

Most artificial trees are made from oil-based products that use up our natural resources. They are also not recyclable and will remain in landfills for centuries after disposal. Real Christmas trees, on the other hand, are recyclable. The branches and trunk are biodegradable and can be made into mulch for the garden. A Christmas tree placed in the backyard will make a nice bird feeder and the birds can also use the tree’s branches for shelter during the winter winds. Sunk into ponds, the trees will also make an excellent refuge and feeding area for fish.

The centerpiece of Christmas is the tree and these are some of our favorite things about our Fraser Firs.