Serres Christmas Trees.
We have over 100 acres dedicated to the production of Christmas trees and reproduction timber.
We grow four different types of Christmas Trees: Noble Fir, Douglas Fir, Grand Fir, and Nordman Fir.
Noble Fir: A Noble fir Christmas tree is an evergreen tree in the True Fir family with gray green needles that often appear silver. It has long been considered an excellent Christmas tree because of its beauty, stiff branches and long needle retention, and is rapidly growing in popularity. The needles are generally twisted upward so that the lower, lighter colored, surface of the branch is exposed. The tree has a rounded crown and symmetrical shape. The needles grow to about 1 ½ inches. You can expect your Noble fir to stay fresh with proper watering for up to 6 weeks. This is our best selling species, it is the king of the lot, a must have variety. Because of the trees durability, the Noble fir is also widely used in the greenery business to make wreaths, door swags, garland and other Christmas products.
Douglas Fir: A Douglas fir Christmas tree is an evergreen tree with a pyramid shaped crown and blue green needles ¾ inch to 1 ½ inches long. It is a very popular Christmas tree and western Oregon’s predominant tree species. As a Christmas tree, its natural pyramid shape is enhanced each year through careful pruning and shearing. Limbs on the lower 6-8 inches of the tree are removed to allow easy entry into your tree stand. After being cut, the average life of a Douglas fir Christmas tree is 4-6 weeks. One of the drawbacks of the Douglas fir is that it may be difficult to decorate if the branches have been sheared into a perfect conical shape, leaving too little space between branches to hang decorations. The Douglas Fir is our most economical tree.
Grand Fir: Grand fir Christmas trees are often chosen because of their unique beauty and absolutely wonderful scent. They are beautiful, thick foliaged trees that attain their shape early and have lustrous shiny dark green needles. The needles are blunt and notched on the end with two white bands on the lower surface. This gives the tree a "silvery" appearance. The needles spread horizontally in 2 distinct rows and are 1 ¼ to 2 inches long. The branches appear flattened because of their arrangement on the twigs. Grand firs are known to be very tolerant of cold temperatures, however, as is the case with our other tree species; they will not survive long if they are frozen after being cut. Grand firs are cultured annually and will last 4-5 weeks with proper care after being harvested.
Nordman Fir: Nordman fir Christmas trees have dark green glossy needles and dense foliage. They are native to Northern Turkey and the Republic of Georgia and can withstand temperatures as low as 40 degrees C. The Republic of Georgia seeds produce a fuller tree, darker in color with a heavier leaf. The Nordman fir has excellent needle retention qualities and is quickly becoming known as one of the "Hoover friendly" trees. These trees can be compared to the Noble fir but are not quite as symmetrical and tend to have a little more character. They have a stout and robust character. Handled properly after harvest, Nordman’s will last 6-8 weeks.