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Old 11-29-2010, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Hi all -

Our family has had a tradition for the past 10+ years of having a white pine Christmas tree. In the past few years, these have gotten harder to find in the CLT area. Has anyone seen any at the lots?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:14 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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If you do not mind driving about hour I researched a few for you the following has White Pine

Cardinal Crest Archdale NC
Kathy Shore Nursery in Sparta, NC
nakedridgetreefarm Laurel Springs NC
Furches Evergreens: Fresh from the NC Mountains West Jefferson, NC
Fraser Fir Christmas Trees and Wreathes, Retail/Wholesale Linville NC

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Old 11-29-2010, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Hi all -

Our family has had a tradition for the past 10+ years of having a white pine Christmas tree. In the past few years, these have gotten harder to find in the CLT area. Has anyone seen any at the lots?

Thanks in advance.
Sorry, can't suggest a place for white pines as NC is known for its Fraser Firs instead.

But I just have to ask, and I am being serious...WHY would you find a pine tree an attractive Christmas tree? The Fraser Firs are so much nicer with their branches so nicely spaced for hanging ornaments. Can you tell me what it is you like about the white pine, I really am curious
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:27 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Sorry, can't suggest a place for white pines as NC is known for its Fraser Firs instead.

But I just have to ask, and I am being serious...WHY would you find a pine tree an attractive Christmas tree? The Fraser Firs are so much nicer with their branches so nicely spaced for hanging ornaments. Can you tell me what it is you like about the white pine, I really am curious

I know that white pines can be a bit more crooked, and sometimes their main trunk can divide a few times, but it was the first tree we had together as a family. Plus, we have our white tree lights close to the trunk, so the entire room is cast in these really beautiful silhouettes from the long soft needles - it really looks gorgeous that way.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:28 AM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Sorry, can't suggest a place for white pines as NC is known for its Fraser Firs instead.

But I just have to ask, and I am being serious...WHY would you find a pine tree an attractive Christmas tree? The Fraser Firs are so much nicer with their branches so nicely spaced for hanging ornaments. Can you tell me what it is you like about the white pine, I really am curious
respect her family tradition she wants a white pine its her preference there more variety other than frasiers plus white pine are popular up north east

white pine http://www.freshchristmastree.com/images/lg_55.jpg
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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I know that white pines can be a bit more crooked, and sometimes their main trunk can divide a few times, but it was the first tree we had together as a family. Plus, we have our white tree lights close to the trunk, so the entire room is cast in these really beautiful silhouettes from the long soft needles - it really looks gorgeous that way.

Okay, that does sound pretty

Thanks for explaining, I was truly curious

Hope you find the perfect tree!
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:35 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Sorry, can't suggest a place for white pines as NC is known for its Fraser Firs instead.

But I just have to ask, and I am being serious...WHY would you find a pine tree an attractive Christmas tree? The Fraser Firs are so much nicer with their branches so nicely spaced for hanging ornaments. Can you tell me what it is you like about the white pine, I really am curious
I grew up with white pine Christmas trees in Michigan. When we moved to South Jersey we were rarely able to get them.

White pine needles are soft & don't scratch up the glass balls. They last better than any other tree we ever had when we were unable to find the white pine trees.

They lend themselves to a couple of styles of decorating bettter than any other tree that I've seen.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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respect her family tradition she wants a white pine its her preference there more variety other than frasiers plus white pine are popular up north east

white pine http://www.freshchristmastree.com/images/lg_55.jpg
Wasn't trying to be disrespectful my friend I was truly curious!

Growing up in Louisiana all we had was pine Christmas trees. One of the best things about moving to NC years ago was the fact we could now have such easy, affordable access to the beautiful fraser fir. Down in Louisiana the mark up on them was so high folks like us couldn't afford them.
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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I grew up with Balsam Firs for Christmas trees. I do like Fraiser Firs, but the White Pine sounds lovely!
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Near the water
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If you do not mind driving about hour I researched a few for you the following has White Pine

Cardinal Crest Archdale NC
Kathy Shore Nursery in Sparta, NC
nakedridgetreefarm Laurel Springs NC
Furches Evergreens: Fresh from the NC Mountains West Jefferson, NC
Fraser Fir Christmas Trees and Wreathes, Retail/Wholesale Linville NC


These places are much further than an hour away from Charlotte.....
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