Other Trees to Consider
These trees offer up unusual beauty for your holiday decorating.
Native to the desert Southwest, Cupressus arizonica is often seen at Christmas tree lots across the southern tier of states.Its dense, pyramid shape, gray to blue-green foliage, and attractive fragrance make it a popular choice.
With its distinctive blue color, Picea pungens stands out in a crowd. The stiff branches easily support the heaviest of ornaments. But beware: the needles are sharp and capable of a painful jab. On the plus side, the tree retains its needles well. This large-growing tree is often chosen as a live tree for planting after Christmas.