Locally grown, fresh-cut No. 1 Fraser firs are available through the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Christmas Tree Sale. All proceeds support environmental education. Please all Buncombe SWCD at 828-250-4785 by Tuesday, Nov. 27 to preorder.
The Fraser Fir is a truly superb Christmas tree. Fraser Fir are grown in the high elevation of Western North Carolina. The dark green color and fresh-cut aroma makes it one of the most desirable trees on the market. Even heavy ornaments can be hung from it strong boughs that have been pruned carefully for the desired shape. The silvery underside of Fraser Fir’s soft needles are pleasant to the touch and are retained on the tree throughout the Holiday Season.
U.S. No. 1 grading consists of trees which meet the following requirements:
a. Characteristics typical of the species;
b. Butt trimmed; except for trees graded “on the stump”;
c. Normal taper;
e. Fairly clean;
g. Well shaped;
h. Not less than medium density;
i. Handle length, unless otherwise specified, shall be not less than 6 inches, or more than 1-1/2 inches for each foot of tree length. For trees graded “on the stump”, handle length will not be a requirement of the grade;
j. Three faces with not more than 2 minor defects. Remaining face may not have more than 1 noticeable defect;
Tree prices are:
5′-6′ tree $32
6′-7′ tree $38
7′-8′ tree $44
You can pick up your tree at 49 Mount Carmel Rd., Asheville, NC 28806 on Nov. 28, 29, or 30 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.