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Old 11-19-2009, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What sort of midwinter tree do you prefer?

For the annual midwinter celebration (pagan/christian based) many people bring evergreens into their home for decoration and a sign of life in a period of darkness and cold.

I prefer Douglas Firs because I think the color is great, the needles are short and tend to hold on, and the branches tend to be strong to hold ornaments.
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Old 11-19-2009, 10:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My family has always gotten a Noble fir. I just like the look of the Noble. It isn't too fluffy or poofy, it is strong-limbed, and it holds its needles well.

I'm not sure that we will get a Christmas tree this year. It depends on if my SO has time to go volunteer with the Boy Scouts or not.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You mean a Christmas tree? Usually whatever spruce I can find for under 30 bucks, or use the imitation tree I bought at the Hudson's Bay Co. back in 1994.

Now, for Fesitivus, I use an authentic aluminium pole.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm more of a Juniper wreath person.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:13 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I grew up with the worst piece of crap artificial tree, so it has left me biased. Even though my dad and stepmother did have decent artificial tree. So I am still at the point where I get to buy my own and for my wife and me it is real. I just don't feel ready to spend the bones to buy a good artificial.[COLOR="DarkSlateGray"]

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Old 11-19-2009, 01:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:08 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Fair enough.

I misstated my tree preference earlier. I tend to use the Frasier Fir, which is similar in needles to the noble fir. I did use a douglas fir one year. however, I am not a big fan of longneedled pines.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #10 (permalink)
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up north we would put a tree out on the deck and cover it with lights. since we had over 400 acres of conifers to choose from and we cut it two weeks before christmas and it stayed outside, we weren't that worried about needle spillage.

now we put lights on the palm tree out front. i'm still looking for a rubber cheeseburger to put under the tree...
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Old 11-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Back in Toronto, we would drive north of the city to a cut your own tree place that we liked to go to. It was a family outing kind of thing. There was just something about the smell of pine at Christmas.

Here at the equator, the term evergreen has a different meaning and pine trees are non-existent. There are a few crafty entrepreneurs that ship in a good number of pine trees by container ship but they generally suck. We ended up finding an artificial tree that we could live with and we decorate that. It's not as good but is does the job.
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Old 11-19-2009, 06:18 PM   #12 (permalink)
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We also use the Frasier fir. Strong needles and branches, but soft enough that they don't hurt your hand when you are putting the ornaments on it. Also, my wife sneezes when she walks by a Balsam.
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