Coillte Christmas Tree Species
Christmas Tree Species
The main species of Christmas tree grown in Ireland are Noble Fir, Lodgepole Pine and Norway Spruce.
Noble fir :- which originally came from the Pacific North West of the USA, is symmetrical in shape with dense blue-green needles and excellent needle-holding qualities. Coillte’s Noble fir Christmas trees are fresh quality trees, produce an excellent shape and are ideal for decoration with a lovely pine fragrance.
Lodgepole pine :- originated in North West of the USA and is conical in shape with a lovely pine fragrance. It got its name having been used to build the Native American lodges. The tree has good needle retention quality.
Norway spruce:- is the traditional Christmas tree but the increased uses of the other species have relegated it to third place in the popularity stakes, it makes an excellent tree outdoors and is seen in many public places.
The majority of Christmas Trees sold on the home market are between 4ft and 8ft high, the most popular being between 6ft and 7ft. A tree this height takes between 7 and 9 years to grow depending on location.
Coillte will not be operating any Christmas Tree sales locations this year