Fresh Cut Christmas Trees and Greens
Tree Tips & Hints
Local farm grown trees are the green way to do Christmas!
Order large trees in early September for best chance of availability.
Wight’s Christmas trees get a fresh cut and are kept in water so you may find that they don’t gulp up water when you bring them home like dry trees do.
What is flock? A dry, paper, powder applied with a blower and water to a cut tree to imitate snow! It is non-toxic and fire retardant certified.
What is a anti-transpirant? It is a spray that creates a protective film on your tree or cut greens to hold moisture in on plant foliage.
You will find beautiful, high quality, fresh cut Christmas trees at Wights in addition to living Christmas trees. They start coming in around Thanksgiving from our favorite local, northwest, tree grower.
To ensure their continued freshness, we give them a fresh cut and display each tree in a stand that includes a water bowl so we can keep them hydrated through the season.
Most of our trees are Nobles, we have some Grand Fir, Fraser Fir, Silver and Nordman. We offer a great selection of shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Come find your “perfect tree” at Wight’s!
There are many “options” available to enhance your Christmas tree:
Flocking with pearlescent glitter
Fresh wreaths in a large selection of sizes and decorations
Fresh greenery, garland, cones, mistletoe, holly
Photo settings, bring your camera
To give you a helping hand:
Custom orders welcome
Delivery and after Christmas pickup available
What About a Living Christmas Tree?
Planting a living Christmas tree in your yard is a great way to celebrate a baby’s first Christmas, the purchase of a new home, or as a memorial to a loved one. Classic cut trees are not the best choices for a living tree, however. Most yards simply are too small to accommodate a tree that will grow to be a couple hundred feet tall and many feet wide. There are many smaller growing trees that are great choices for outdoor Christmas trees.
Favorite Living Tree Varieties
One of the prettiest candidates is the Korean Silver Fir. The upward-turning needles show off their silvery undersides, it is slow growing and it sets cones on young trees. If you like silvery blue needles, you should consider an Arizona Fir. A great traditional green tree is the Pyramidal Silver Fir; it isn’t actually silver at all, but a nice green with a formal pyramidal shape. These trees grow slowly to around 15 feet.
Pine trees can be used as cut Christmas trees, but are seldom seen on lots. If you like the soft, open look of a pine, plant one as a living tree for Christmas. A Vanderwolf Limber Pine has beautiful long, blue needles that really need no other decorations other than, perhaps, a string of white lights. An artsy person might like to “branch out” and decorate a weeping tree, contorted tree or even a deciduous tree.
Caring for Your Living Tree
Your living tree will be fine outside after Christmas until you can plant it, but keep it watered. Living trees cannot be kept in a warm house for longer than 10 days, because the tree will be fooled into thinking it’s spring, then will be shocked by the cold of winter. With care, your living Christmas tree will become a cherished part of your landscape.