Nordman Fir Christmas trees possess a unique appearance from other Christmas tree species. With their thick, symmetrically arranged branches Nordman Fir are perfect for displaying heavy or large ornaments such as glass and heirloom pieces. The Nordman Firs dark green needles are short and smooth, and are covered in a waxy cuticle which prevents water loss. This coating on the Nordman Fir gives it a minimal fragrance, and is recommended when choosing a Christmas tree for individuals with allergies. Even in warmer climates Nordman Fir Christmas trees have little or no needle loss throughout the holiday season. Nordman Fir Christmas tree needles have a subtle light-blue underside which lights up the appearance of the soft layered needles.
Douglas fir has a dense, full bushy shape with a defined angular profile. The branches are packed with soft green needles that are plush to the touch and exude a distinctive pine-like scent that will last through the entire Christmas season. The classical uniform shape of Douglas fir trees can support lots of Christmas lights.