What kind of (real) christmas tree are you getting this year?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: What kind of tree will you have in your home this year?
    Fir (what type?) : (13 votes)
    65 %
    Pine (what type?) : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Spruce (what type?) : (2 votes)
    10 %
    Other (do tell!) : (3 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    2289 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @joya_aspera:  I hope this doesn’t offend you, but is it a “holiday” tree then?  Or a winter solstice tree?

    I know non-christians do celebrate christmas, but it does make me feel a little odd about it.  I’m sure it seems a bit silly! Sorry!

    Post # 5
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I wish I could find a farm with pesticide free trees near us! I’m jealous about that!

    Post # 6
    448 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Norwegian Spruce.

    Being in the UK it is the most popular one you can get. I dont even think about the type tbh.



    @RenoSweeney24:  I’m the same as OP. I come from a long standing athiest family. But we are northern european so the cycles of celebrations are (now) based on christian celebrations. It is just what you do in that way, it would seem wrong to. Christmas really (presents, time off, tree, food that bit) has become a secular time. Heck I know sikhs who stick up a tree. Not saying that to many it isnt a religious time, it is but to the majority I dont think it is anymore

    Post # 7
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @joya_aspera:  My favorite, favorite is a blue spruce, but they are almost non-existent down here in S.E. PA. I’m going to see if I can find one though.

    Post # 8
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @joya_aspera:  sounds nice!


    Balsam Fir is our go-to as well. I do kind of like the long silky-ness of a pine though!


    We’ll probably cut our own, although there is a great farmer’s market down the road where I buy a lot of produce and plants…we might support them with their pre-cut trees this year.


     ETA: We are agnostic, but still celebrate Christmas.


    Post # 9
    5935 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Ours is some kind of Fir. I honestly don’t know exactly which kind though.

    Post # 10
    2070 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    @joya_aspera:  We always get a noble fir. They have a great scent, and their branches are typically stronger than other evergreens – which is important because our family has a very very old tradition of lighting candles on the Christmas tree, and we need about a dozen strong branches to support the weight of the candles and the candle holders. We’re crazy, I know – it’s an old German tradition and our candle holders have been in the family for a couple centuries and no one has the heart to nix them. We keep a fire extinguisher nearby, though, and buy the tree a week before Christmas so it isn’t dried out.

    Post # 11
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    No tree this year, since we’re moving!

    But last year we had a Blue Spruce! And it turns out I was allergic to it. Worst surprise ever! (Hives all over my arms from holding it!)

    Post # 12
    8390 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We always get a noble fir because we purchase from a small, local farmer that only plants noble firs.


    Post # 13
    2289 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    @joya_aspera:  Right on, then. 🙂

    Also, here’s my tree! My parents have a much wider fake tree, but this one will do 😉

    Post # 14
    3833 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We usually do a Douglas Fir or a Frasier Fir. I think this year it’s a Frasier.

    Post # 15
    1836 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods

    Concolor fir. They smell like oranges:)


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