Best places to spot Christmas trees in the wild
Aaaah, the good old Christmas tree, nicely decorated in your living room. Totally out of it’s natural habitat of course. So we thought it would be fun to see what Christmas trees look like in their natural environment. What are the best places to spot Christmas trees in the wild?
The Douglas-fir or Oregon pine is a popular Christmas tree with dense foliage. In it’s natural habitat the Oregon Pine can grow to 100 meters. The tallest one (100,3m) is called the ‘Brummit fir’. You can see in this giant in ‘the beaver state’ Oregon, which a great place for people who like the outdoors. Oregon had places like mount hood natural forrest and Crater Lake National Park. Bet you want to be there rather than on your couch right?
Native Americans used it for a variety of medicinal purposes and it provides food for moose, red squirrels, crossbills and chickadees. We are talking about the Balsam fir. You can find this good looking tree with it’s silver coloured bark in North America and Canada. For example in Ontario in the beautiful Algonquin Park
The Appalachian Mountains (USA)
You can find the Christmas tree called ‘Fraser Fir’ in the Appalachian Mountains, on the highest peak: Mount Mitchell (2,037m). It is protected by Mount Mitchell State Park and surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest.
The Nordmann is a much used Christmas tree in Europe. The Danish are big exporters of the tree but it finds it’s roots in the Caucasus on the border of Europe between the black and the Caspian sea. The Caucasus has 22 different National Parks. One of them is the beautiful Mtirala National Park in Georgia.
Bayerische Wald (Germany)
Although the European silver fir is find in many different spots near the Europese mountains this is one of the best spots to see the tree. The forest is 710 meter above sea level and stocked with firs. If you listen very carefully you can hear the howling wolves.