Today's Christmas tree shoppers have more choices than ever, including the many specialized varieties grown on farms across the United States. Our guide to six popular evergreens will help you find the perfect tree in your area. When selecting a tree, make sure it doesn't have noticeable needle loss, discolored foliage, a musty odor, or wrinkled bark, advises Rick Dungey of the National Christmas Tree Association.
Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri)
Region(s): Midwest, Northeast, southern Appalachians
Short, durable needles and open, well-spaced branches allow for lots of dangling ornaments.
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