Danish christmas trees are the best decoration for the new year celebration
Industrial cultivetion of Danish Christmas trees is a serious business which is traditionally passed from one generation to another in Denmark. By the begginning of the 1970s Danish Christmas trees indusrtry has finally formed one of the budget’s revenue generating and the country became famous as an exporter of real Christmas trees. Up to 12 million real Christmas trees are grown in Denmark annually and more than 80% of them are exported. Moreover Danish Christmas trees are popular not only in the distant countries but also in the neighbouring ones – Germany, Norway and Sweden. Danish Christmas trees are loved not only because of their price but also due to unsurpassed quality.
Braches of Danist spruce are simmetrically located around the stem making beautiful smooth crown. Soft brilliant needles make the tree look fluffy. Danish Christmas trees’ needles are dark-green and bright. The nnedles do not drop for the long time as they are connected to the branch in a different way than the common spruce’s needles.
Spruce or fir?
By the way, the tree that is world-known as Danish Christmas tree is definitely not a spruce. Moreover, it is not Danish. Famous Danish Christmas tree is nothing different from Caucases fir or Nordmann fir (Abies Nordmanniana). It grows in mountains of Caucases and Turkey and can reach the height of 50 metres. The tree grows fast, it is resistent to wind and if not cut it will live for half-thousand years.
Danish spruce is a cultivated version of Caucases fir. It is ideal for industrial culivation. Its needles stay for long time and do not drop in the house conditions. The distinguishing feature of Danish Christmas trees is soft needles.
Before 1970s when they began industrial cultivation of Danish spruces, the traditional Christmas tree in Denmark was red or common spruce. This tree is being cultivated nowadays as well, however, the quantitites are insignificant.
If you decided to buy Danish Christmas tree you made the right choice. It will bring charm of the real Christmas tree to your house not only for the New Year holidays but also for many days after the New Year!