Christmas Trees

Featured Publication:

Developing Quality Christmas Trees in the Pacific Northwest

PNW 684 by Chal Landgren   Available Online only

This publication outlines how trees grow and the culturing practices necessary to develop the size, shape, and density of true fir, Douglas-fir, pine, and spruce Christmas trees so that they are marketable.

Christmas Tree Progeny Trials

Below are links to articles published in The Christmas Tree Lookout by the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association. These articles were written by many industry professionals about past and ongoing progeny trials in the Northwest. They contain interesting information on several Christmas tree species including Douglas-fir, Noble fir, Nordmann and Turkish fir.


Noble fir

Nordmann fir & Turkish fir

Station Research

NWREC Christmas Tree Seed Orchards


Christmas tree Economics

Additional Resources

Interesting Articles


Program Contacts

  • Chal Landgren, Extension Specialist—Christmas Trees
  • Judy Kowalski, Bio Science Research Technician 3—Nursery, Christmas Trees, and Specialty Crop Registrations


Identification and Use

of Beneficial Insects

 in Controlling Aphids in Christmas Trees