Real Christmas Trees - The Natural Choice in the Pacific Northwest

Reblogger Bob Crane
Services for Real Estate Pros with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Thanks Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD .  I agree, there is nothing better than a freshly cut real Christmas Tree.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree



If you live in the Pacific Northwest, chances are you’ve used real Christmas trees in your home. Real Christmas trees are a renewable, recyclable resource and can represent a better option than artificial trees. Artificial trees contain non-biodegradable plastics and possible metal toxins, such as lead. 


Regardless, of which real Christmas tree you choose, keep in mind you’re not “killing a tree.” Instead, you’re taking advantage of one of our area’s great resources. Real Christmas trees represent a green and renewable industry in both Oregon and Washington ( The Evergreen State).


A Noble or Nordmann?


We're getting our trees this week for our Multi-gen home in Camas. It's always an exciting adventure for us. Searching for the perfect specimen is subjective. While we prefer narrow, tall trees, others prefer full-shaped trees.  We also have a lot of varieties to choose from in the Pacific Northwest.  These are the most common choices. 

  • Grand Fir - 
  • Douglas Fir -
  • Noble -
  • Nordmann-
  • Frasier -
  • Scotch Pine - 

We normally choose either a Noble or a Nordmann. Both trees have sturdy branches capable of holding a variety of ornaments. The Noble is the most popular in the northwest and tends to retain its needles longer than the Grand or Douglas fir trees. 

Nordmann firs are a relatively new tree to the U.S. They are similar to Nobles, but most growers agree Nordmanns have the best needle retention of all other trees. It's become our personal favorite. 


We'll share a photo once we find this year's perfect tree! 






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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Bob Crane ,

What a great choice of a post to re-blog! I missed this one from Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD to read and comment on her post.

Dec 05, 2017 06:44 PM #1
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Bob Crane Great choice for a reblog - a real tree, lovely!

Dec 05, 2017 07:08 PM #2
Eva B. Liland with Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service

Oh the smell or should I say aroma that a live tree gives! It was always such a pleasure devorating the tree. Nowadays, I do not decorare much for the holidays.

Dec 05, 2017 07:25 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I loved this post excellent re-blog from our friend Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  brings back such wonderful memories for me...Endre

Dec 05, 2017 11:32 PM #4
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Bob Crane nice choice for a reblog.... and I'll leave a comment on the original post...

Dec 06, 2017 03:27 AM #5
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!

Bob Crane

I enjoy real Christmas trees. My son Spencer feels complelled to come over to my house and decorate them with his musky lures everywhere. Its the only Christmas tree that will snd you to an emergency room if you fall into it, and it is no fun having an ER doctor taking a treble hook out of your cheek my friend. Not all all. See you soon.

Dec 07, 2017 12:46 PM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks so much for the reblog, Bob. You are the expert treeman in the Rain, so a reblog is a huge honor. Thanks so much and hope you are enjoying this lovely season fully. D 

Dec 08, 2017 09:55 AM #7
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Bob, and real Christmas trees smell so good!

Dec 09, 2017 12:03 PM #8
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