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Thread #59418   Message #1918754
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
25-Dec-06 - 02:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Ebbie,

I grew up in the land of christmas tree farms--Washington State had the market cornered for a lot of years. I always pass on the pines for a holiday tree, they don't look or smell right to me, but down here I also have to pass on the Doug firs. They were the trees of my childhood, but they get too dry too fast and they frankly don't do well when they're pruned to be christmas trees--the branches are too dense and they're ugly on the inside of the tree. In true firs the whorls are better distributed and parallel to the ground. If I lived in Washington still I'd probably go cut my own tree, and I'd get a Doug fir or a silver fir. The ones I usually get down here are noble fir and a lot of them seem to be grown in B.C. and Oregon nowadays.

Regardless of the type, I don't leave them up too long because I spent several years with the Forest Service putting the darned things out.