Varieties of Christmas Trees Available at Battenfeld's
Fresh-cut and cut-your-own Christmas trees
are plentiful. Call ahead to determine hours & availability.
Ask about saws, baling, carts and rope. Visit our gift shop
featuring handmade wreathes. The big and busy Battenfeld
Christmas Tree Farm is located near Red Hook, and reachable
from the Red Hook exit of the Taconic State Parkway.
|| Balsam Fir
As a Christmas tree, balsam fir has several desirable properties.
It has a dark-green appearance, long-lasting needles, and attractive
form. It also retains its pleasing fragrance. Nine to ten years
in the field are required to produce a 6-7 foot tree.
|| Blue Spruce
Blue spruce is finding increasing popularity as a Christmas
tree as a result of its symmetrical form and attractive blue
foliage. The species has an excellent natural shape and requires
little shearing. Additionally, needle retention is among the
best for the spruces. Its popularity as an ornamental leads
many consumers to use blue spruce as a living Christmas tree,
to be planted after the holiday season.
|| Concolor (white) fir
As a Christmas tree, white fir has good foliage color, a pleasing
natural shape and aroma, and good needle retention.
|| Douglas Fir
The Douglas-fir has been the major Christmas tree species used
in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920's. During the following
40 years, nearly all trees were harvested from forest lands.
Since the 1950's, the transformation from growing trees in the
wild to culturing them on plantations has been dramatic. Today,
few trees come from forest lands.
|| Fraser fir
As a Christmas tree, the combination of form, needle retention,
dark blue-green color, pleasant scent and excellent shipping
characteristics has led to Fraser fir being a most popular Christmas
tree species. North Carolina produces the majority of Fraser
fir Christmas trees. It requires from 7 to 10 years in the field
to produce a 6-7 feet tree.
|| White Pine
For Christmas trees, sheared trees are preferred, although some
people feel shearing results in trees too dense for larger ornaments.
Needle retention is good to excellent. White pine has very little
aroma, but, conversely, is reported to result in fewer allergic
reactions than do some of the more aromatic species. To produce
a 6-foot tree requires 6-8 years on good sites.
As a Christmas tree, white spruce has excellent foliage color,
short stiff needles and a good natural shape. Needle retention
is better than some of other spruce species.
are intended to be representational only, to illustrate certain
generic gualities of each species. Photos
by courtesy of National Christmas Tree Association.