Types of Trees
We grow our own trees here at Erin’s Farm and we want to give you the best selection for our area. At Erin’s Farm you can “choose and cut” the tree you want or you can have a living tree, protected by the traditional “live ball and burlap”, which means that the tree can be planted in your yard after Christmas. This applies to the Virginia Pine, White Pine and Scotch Pine.
Our selection of Frasier Fir trees are pre-cut and waiting for your selection.
The Virgina Pine makes a splendid choice for a family Christmas tree. Full and dense with rich foliage, these trees are actually the main Christmas tree sold in the South. They look beautiful trimmed and, if you decide on a live tree for replanting later, you can be sure the climate will support them.
The branches are stout and woody and the needles of the Virgina Pine occur in pairs, twisted and range in length from 1 1/2 to 3 inches in length.
Our Virgina Pines have usually been trimmed twice during their growth in order to ensure an even and full growth.
This medium-sized tree is native to the South, with a range running from central Pennsylvania all the way into Florida. While Virginia Pines can reach heights over 100 feet in the wild, these trees have been specially cultured to be Christmas Trees.
The White Pine has an important place in American history. Native to America, the colonists found that the soft white lumber from the tree could be used in building cabinets, interior finishes and even carving. In the wild the White Pine can grow to a height of 80 feet with a trunk diameter of 3 feet. It is the largest pine and the United States.
As a Christmas tree, the White Pine has excellent needle retention and is full and lush. Somewhat surprisingly, the tree also has little aroma and tends to produce less reaction in people with allergies.
It usually takes at least 6-8 years of growing and trimming to produce a good tree.
The needles of the White Pine are comparatively soft and flexible and can range in color from a deep bluish-green to silver-green and the branches are sturdy and plentiful, an asset when it comes time to decorate.
The Scotch Pine is not native to Tennessee, but as with other transplants that now call our state home, it has done very well here.
As a Christmas tree, the Scotch Pine may be the most popular species throughout the entire United States. It usually takes 6 to 8 years to produce a usable tree. Scotch Pines and require trimming every year in order to provide a great looking, and healthy, tree. The Scotch Pine resists drying when kept in water-filled stand and holds its needles exceptionally well.
The Scotch Pine is grown almost exclusively as a Christmas tree. It has foliage that runs from bright green, to dark green, and even produces a few trees with dark blue undertones. The Scotch Pine is a very sturdy tree and can support all sizes of decorations due to its stiff branches. Many people with pine or pollen allergies find that the Scotch Pine is actually well tolerated indoors.
As the name implies, the Scotch Pine is native to Europe, with a range covering the British Isles and Scandinavia to the north, all the way down to the Mediterranean.
Frasier Fir (Pre-cut)
The Frasier Fir is a popular choice for a traditional Christmas Tree. Its branches turn slightly upward., perfect for supporting decorations and they have good form and needle-retention. They are dark blue-green in color and have a house-filling scent that helps create the perfect Holiday setting.