Goodman's Christmas Tree Farm
at Liberty Acres
Look for parallel stripes on the underside of the needles.
Free Tree Wrapping
Free Stand-Straight Tree Drilling
Saws and dragging tarps provided
Cathedral trees for sale
Ball and Bag Live Trees
5-6' $25.00 7-8' $35.00
6-7' $30.00 8-9' $40.00
9-10' $45.00 10' & over $50.00
Balsam Fir – Abies balsamea – ¾” to 1 ½” short, flat, long lasting needles that are rounded at the tip; nice, dark green color with silvery cast and fragrant. Named for the balsam or resin found in blisters on bark. Resin is used to make microscope slides and was sold like chewing gum; used to treat wounds in Civil War.
Concolor Fir or White Fir – Abies concolor – blue-green needles are ½ to ½ inches long; nice shape and good aroma, a citrus scent; good needle retention. Leaf: Flattened needles are blunt at the tip often curving upwards. A citrus smell is present when the needle is broken. In nature can live to 350 years.
Fraser Fir – Abies fraseri – dark green, flattened needles; ½ to 1 inch long; good needle retention; nice scent; pyramid-shaped strong branches which turn upward. Needles generally more dense than on the very similar balsam fir.Named for a botanist, John Fraser, who explored the southern Appalachians in the late 1700’s.
Colorado Blue Spruce – Picea pungens – dark green to powdery blue; very stiff needles, ¾” to 1 ½” long; good form; will drop needles in a warm room; symmetrical; but is best among species for needle retention; branches are stiff and will support many heavy decorations. State tree of Utah & Colorado. Can live in nature 600-800 years.
White Spruce – Picea glauca – needles ½ to ¾ inch long; green to bluish-green, short, stiff needles; crushed needles have an unpleasant odor; good needle retention. Evergreen needles are square in cross section and needle tips are pointed but not sharp. State tree of South Dakota.
Scotch Pine – Pinus sylvestris – most common Christmas tree; stiff branches; stiff, dark green needles one inch long; holds needles for four weeks; needles will stay on even when dry; has open appearance and more room for ornaments; keeps aroma throughout the season; introduced into United States by European settlers.
White Pine – Pinus strobus – soft, blue-green needles, 2 to 5 inches long in bundles of five; retains needles throughout the holiday season; very full appearance; little or no fragrance; less allergic reactions as compared to more fragrant trees. Slender branches will support fewer and smaller decorations as compared to Scotch pine.
Austrian Pine - dark green needles that are 4 to 6 inches ling. It retains needles well as long as kept watered. Has a moderate fragrance.