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Revak Nursery

24066 Pillsbury Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
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Elko-New Market Farm

6291 E. 240th St.
Elko, MN 55020
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Christmas Tree Varieties

To cut your own fir or spruce, go to our Elko New Market farm. For pines and pre-cut trees, visit our Lakeville farm.

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Fraser Fir

This is the tree I usually put up in our living room. It has sturdy branches, lovely dark green needles with a contrasting silvery underside. It is a beautiful tree, of course, but I love it particularly for its scent. I smell citrus notes when I crush the needles. It is easily decorated because the branches are sturdy and the needle retention is good, 4-6 weeks.
Elko New Market
Lakeville
 

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CANAAN FIR

Originally called West Virginia Balsam Fir, it is native to isolated pockets in the mountains of West Virginia and Virginia. It has similarities to both Fraser and Balsam Fir in growth and appearance. The branches are sturdy, but the needles are soft, short, and dark green in color with a silvery underside. It is fragrant, and like the balsam, its scent is immediately associated with Christmas. Needle retention is good, 4-6 weeks.
Elko New Market
Lakeville
 

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BALSAM FIR

Like the Canaan Fir, the needles on this tree are short (about 1” in length) and soft. The branches are sturdy enough for all but the heaviest decorations. It has a sharp, piney fragrance that reminds everyone of north woods' forests—and Christmas. It has good needle retention, 4-6 weeks.
Elko New Market
Lakeville
 

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SCOTCH PINE

This is the Christmas tree that we had when I was growing up. The branches are strong and the needles are sturdy. Needle length is about 2”. This popular tree is easily decorated because of its strong branches. Needle retention is good, 4 to 6 weeks.

Lakeville
 

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WHITE PINE

We have had seven white pines in our front yard for 38 years. They are tall elegant trees with long needles, approximately 4” long. Unlike the spruce, the branches of this tree are soft and not sturdy enough for heavy ornaments. I decorate a white pine with white feather garlands and light weight birds. Branching pics complete this more natural look. It has a nice light piney fragrance and the needle retention is good, 4 to 6 weeks.

Lakeville
 

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Colorado Blue Spruce

We have had a blue spruce in our front yard for 38 years. And it was at least 8 years old when we planted it. The color of ours is more green than blue, but this variety of spruce can appear blue-green. The branches are strong and the needles are stiff and pointy, approximately 1” long. Customers with curious pets seem to prefer this tree because of its prickly nature. As a Christmas tree, its needle retention is not as good as some other species, 2 to 3 weeks.
Elko New Market
Lakeville
 
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