Living Christmas Tree – Balsam Fir
Grow your own Christmas Tree!
Legend has it that British monk, St. Boniface, first introduced “Christmas Trees” to Germany in the 7th century. In the 1550’s, Augustinian reformer, Martin Luther, is said to have been the first to “decorate” a Christmas Tree by adorning it with lighted candles. In America, Christmas Trees were seen as early as 1747, and, by the 1920’s, the decorated Christmas Tree custom was nearly universal throughout the country. Today, millions of people from many nations participate in this centuries-old tradition!
Valued for its spicy fragrance, fine form, and wonderful blue-green color, the Balsam Fir is a prized Christmas Tree species.