Fresh Cut Christmas Trees

November 29, 2018

Pahl's Real Christmas Trees

Choosing and decorating a Christmas tree is one of the most festive activities of the holiday season.  Take the worry and guessing out of selecting and caring for your fresh cut Christmas tree by following these simple steps.

  1. Before heading out to find that perfect tree, measure your space and be sure to take into account the height of your tree topper.  Also, be sure the space you’ve selected is clear of major heat sources such as vents, fireplaces, direct sunlight or TV’s.
  2. Check the tree you choose for freshness by grasping a branch and gently running your fingers towards the tip of the branch, the majority of needles should remain intact.  Check the base of the tree and make sure it is fairly straight and there are no splits running up the trunk.
  3. Make a fresh cut of about 1” to the base of the tree (Pahl’s will do this for you!) and place it in water as soon as possible.  Fresh cut Christmas trees will require a new fresh cut if they are not placed in water within 3 hours or so.
  4. It is important to give your tree as much water as it needs.  For the first couple days you may need to water morning and night.  Be sure there is always water in the basin.

Pahl’s Market carries a large variety of fresh cut Christmas trees to choose from:

Balsam & Victorian Balsam Fir
classic tree, pleasing fragrance and long-lasting needle retention, tree form is attractive with dark green needles that slope up towards a slender top

Fraser & Natural Fraser Fir
good form, rich fragrance and excellent needle retention, needles are a deep green on top with silvery white below

Douglas Fir
beautiful tree with soft, shiny green needles

Canaan Fir
needles are short, soft, and rounded with a dark green topside and a silver accent underneath, slightly tapered, but full tree, thick and sturdy branches, shares the best characteristics of the Fraser Fir and the Balsam Fir

Scotch Pine
resists drying, excellent needle retention, medium length sharp needles with strong branches

Norway Pine
firm, deep green long needles, western mountain fragrance, excellent needle retention and strong branches

White Pine
mild fragrance, beautiful long needles with soft branches


Nothing beats having a real Christmas tree! Stop in and let our friendly knowledgeable staff help you pick out that perfect tree for your family. We would love to be part of your holiday tradition.

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