If you want to plant a memory that will last for generations to come, get a living Christmas tree. There are a lot of varieties to choose from for this climate that do very well. Depending on the location of planting you may want to consider how big it will potentially get. You will also want to be sure that the space is roomy for wide pines. Find out dimensions from doing your research. But, let me take a little bit of your search away.
Here are a few types of pines that you may want to consider as part of your landscape:
Blue Pyramid Cypress
Black Hills Spruce
Blue Wonder dwarf Alberta Spruce
Baby Blue Sawara Cypress
Castle Spire Blue Holly
Berry Magic Holly
Silveray Korean Pine
Bruns Serbian Spruce
Blue Angel White Pine
Be sure the one you choose is good for your climate. Follow the instructions for keeping the tree cared for and prepared for the winter. If it is a young tree it hasn’t established a strong root system or heavy bark, so you will most likely need to wrap the trunk with a plastic tree guard. This will help when snow falls and if rodents want to chew the bark.
Don’t forget to water the tree even throughout the winter as long as the ground isn’t frozen. The trees still need to be watered until they are well established and have strong roots in the ground.
If you want to decorate the tree with Christmas lights make sure that the branches are strong enough to hold the light strand. Having a heavy weight on the branches could cause it to become weak and snap which can make the tree vulnerable. It’s always best to use supports to hold lights in place. Take a photo the first year and each year thereafter to see the growth change.
If you have planted a Christmas tree this year or last year and you still decorate it post your tree on our Facebook page so we can share it!
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