Cultivars

Information on Christmas tree cultivars, including Canaan fir and Norfolk Island pines. Tips on dealing with salt spray damage and the business of growing Christmas trees.

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Christmas Tree Farm Photo credit: Penn State Extension Master Gardener Program
Master Gardener Tips for Christmas Trees - Articles Articles

Master Gardener Tips for Christmas Trees

Lois Miklas, Carol Papas

This article discusses how to choose the perfect tree and keep it fresh. It also addresses unnecessary concerns about finding spotted lanternfly on fresh Christmas trees. More
T. Davis Sydnor, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
Species: Canaan Fir - Abies balsamea var phanerolepis - Articles Articles
Canaan fir, also called West Virginia balsam fir, is a little known tree that is native to isolated pockets in the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia. More
Evergreens near a high use roadway are wrapped with burlap to give some protection from damaging salt spray.
Salt Spray Damage and Evergreen Plants - Articles Articles
Evergreens provide year long interest in the landscape and are normally pretty hardy during the winter months. More
Christmas Trees
Christmas Trees - Articles Articles

Christmas Trees

Rick Bates, Ph.D.

Christmas trees may be grown in many areas of Pennsylvania however; you will need to absorb the input costs before seeing a return on your investment. More
Christmas Tree Production
Christmas Tree Production - Articles Articles
Carefully plan for the establishment and marketing of your potential Christmas tree crop. More