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What Types of Pines Make the Best Christmas Trees?

Choose a Long-Lasting, Fragrant Tree

There are 31,000 acres of Pennsylvania dedicated to growing trees for sale, including Christmas trees. So, this is a great state to find the perfect tree without stressing. The tree specialists at Sabia Landscaping and Tree Services Inc. have put together a list of beautiful pine species that would do well as part of your festive holiday décor!

Pennsylvania is a Great Place for Christmas Trees!

From Fraser fir to scotch pine to noble firs, choosing a Christmas tree starts with selecting your favorite species. Perhaps you’ll go with the type of tree your parents always bought. Or maybe it’s time to start your own traditions. We’ve gone out on a limb to list our favorites for your consideration:

  • Fraser Fir: With slender limbs and fragrant needles, these firs present an elegant centerpiece for your holiday decorations. The leaves are deep green on top and silvery on the bottom, and the compact frame suits smaller homes.
  • Douglas Fir: Shaped like a pyramid, Douglas firs have dark green needles and a reputation for long-lasting freshness when cut. (These trees can live hundreds of years, so if you have one on your property, maybe consider incorporating it into your outside holiday décor.
  • Scotch Pine: With a conical shape and long-lasting needles, it’s a very popular Christmas tree pick. Scotch pines are low-maintenance and have bright green leaves.
  • Eastern White Pine: Choose these fragrant trees if the long, soft needles spark your fancy. This tree has decorative cones that blend in well with traditional ornaments. 
  • Noble Fir: With soft blue-green needles, this tree is kid-friendly. It adds festive charm and class to your living space.

Do you need tree care services? Our arborists handle everything from pruning to tree removal and stump grinding.


Which Christmas tree lasts the longest?

According to our tree care experts, the Noble fir lasts the longest time. 

Which Christmas tree smells the best?

Scotch pine offers a lasting aroma, and its bright green needles hold out for weeks. Best of all, they won’t fall off the tree and create a cleaning nightmare as they dry out. 

Got any Christmas tree care tips?

As a matter of fact, we do!

  • Cut an inch off the bottom of the tree to facilitate water uptake.
  • Place your fresh Christmas tree in water right away to avoid wilting. 
  • Provide a steady supply of water to keep your tree fresh.

Looking for a local tree expert? Call Sabia Landscaping & Tree Services Inc. at (215) 822-3886 or contact us online to discuss your needs.


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