Life Style / Christmas Trees / Bract
Bract: A thin leaf-like structure often extending past the cone scale on conifers.
Noble Fir: In the wild, the trees are tall, beautifully symmetrical and grow to over 200 feet in height. The bark is smooth with resin blisters when young and changes to brownish-gray plates with age. . . . View Full Definition
Fraser Fir: In many respects, Fraser fir and balsam fir are quite similar, although the geographic ranges of the two species do not overlap. Some scientists even suggest that because of the many similar . . . View Full Definition
Canaan Fir: Canaan (pronounced 'Ka-naan', with emphasis on the last syllable) is a relative newcomer to the Christmas tree market. It has many similarities to both Fraser and balsam firs in growth and a . . . View Full Definition
Balsam Fir: First described in 1768, balsam fir is a medium-sized tree generally reaching 40-60 feet in height and 1-1 1/2 feet in diameter. It exhibits a relatively dense, dark-green, pyramidal crown w . . . View Full Definition