Douglas fir Christmas trees (Pseudotsuga menziesii) are THE original Christmas tree of the West Coast. Douglas fir have been grown on Christmas tree farms in the Pacific Northwest since the 1920’s. Back then when our grandfather was tasked with bringing home the family Christmas tree, he would head to the forest and a Douglas fir was quite often the Christmas tree he chose.
Even now with other Christmas tree species available, Douglas fir still holds strong as a family favorite. With modern innovations in Christmas tree farming, Douglas fir are now grown at Christmas tree farms like Santa and Sons environmentally certified small family farm.
Douglas fir Christmas trees grow under a wide variety of conditions making them a great fit for family farms located on the foothills of Oregon's Willamette Valley. They grow naturally very straight and more rapidly than other types of trees giving them exceptional value as a lower priced Christmas tree. The branches are packed with soft green needles that are plush to the touch and exude a distinctive pine-like scent. The fragrance of Douglas fir persists through the entire Christmas tree season. The classical uniform shape of Douglas fir trees can support lots of Christmas lights. For those of us who like a tree which brings a traditional Christmas glow to your whole home, Douglas fir is a favorite for the ages.
Douglas fir was the first type of tree we learned to grow as seen in this 1981 photo of founder Mark Rohlfs hand shearing a Douglas Fir Christmas tree. Every Douglas fir Christmas tree is to this day still sheared by hand every summer in this same manner. With over 35 years experience hand crafting these trees we have the experience to bring you the finest quality Douglas fir Christmas trees. Times have changed, but Santa & Sons Douglas Fir Christmas trees are still monuments to the holidays that would make our grandfather proud.