Spruce, Cedar, Pine, & Fir trees

For 2021 we are offering large, transplant size, conifer trees. With proper care and watering these trees will be large enough for Christmas tree use in 6-7 years, and will form a wind-break in a few more years. They are priced in their descriptions along with the size of the stock.

 

BALSAM FIR – This is the native Michigan fir that is found growing throughout the state. They are widely planted for Christmas tree use because the stiff branches hold their soft, dark green needles for a very long time. Balsam also has a wonderful fragrance that makes your house smell like Christmas !!!  These are also a very attractive landscape tree that grows to 50′ tall and 15′ wide. Growth rate is medium, requiring 7-8 years for Christmas tree use.

        10″- 16″ trees are priced at $4.00 each.

 

BLUE SPRUCE – This is a very popular variety that is native to the rocky mountains. The sharp pointed needles are ice blue to dark green in coloration and perform best as a specimen grown in full sun where the beauty of the tree can be appreciated. Once established this variety is very drought tolerant. Blue spruce grow at a moderate rate, but slower than White or Norway spruce. If planting as a windbreak or property boundary, be sure to give the trees plenty of space as blues have a tendency to drop their needles if they are shaded by other trees. Makes a beautiful, though sharp needled Christmas tree with good needle retention.  Mature height is 60 ft. These are hardy throughout Michigan.

                                              

14″-20″ trees are priced at $4.00 each.

 

WHITE SPRUCE – This is a native Michigan spruce that have blunt, blue to green needles. White spruce have more of a pyramidal shape than Blue spruce, and make an excellent windbreak species because the branches will grow into each other to form a dense row without dropping their needles from being shaded. They are also the most tolerant of soil and site conditions of all the spruces. It’s nearly impossible to kill them from drought or drowning once established. Growth rate is moderate to fast, and White spruce makes an excellent Christmas tree with good needle retention. Mature height is 50ft, and trees are hardy and found naturally growing throughout Michigan.

                                                   20″- 30″ trees are priced at $4.00 each.

 

NORWAY SPRUCE – This variety is native to Europe, and is a very large, majestic tree with pendulous branches that curve back up at the tips. I’ve seen specimens in Michigan that were 100′ tall and 40′ wide. Color is medium green, and Norways make an excellent specimen or windbreak variety as the branches grow densely into each other without dropping their needles.  This is the fastest growing spruce and can achieve 3′ per year when planted on light, moist soils. Mature height is generally 60′ – 70′. Hardy throughout Michigan                               

                                                24″ – 30″ trees are priced at $4.00 each.

 

WHITE CEDAR – Also known as arborvitae, this is the native cedar that is found throughout Michigan and is very adaptable to site conditions. White cedar is commonly planted as a privacy screen or windbreak. It grows in a tall, narrow, columnar form and if planted for a screen trees should be placed about four feet apart. This species can grow 2′ per year when grown on a good site with sufficient water, and reach about 40′ tall when mature. A very long lived tree, hardy anywhere in Michigan.

                                                       24″- 30″ trees are priced at $5.00 each.

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WHITE PINE – Is our Michigan state tree. They grow to as much as 100′ tall at a very rapid rate, and are adaptable to most soil types. White pines were the basis for the logging industry that turned Michigan from a wilderness to a leading lumber producer that built much of the upper mid-west in the 1800’s. White pines have soft, green needles in clusters of 5, and are native throughout the state. They make attractive specimen trees, and are also good for windbreaks.

     14″- 20″ trees are priced at $4.00 each