Please note that this is a seasonal item. Our Fraser Fir Christmas trees typically arrive in mid-November. Please sign up for our emails or follow us on Facebook for timely notifications.
The Christmas tree is a beloved tradition whose origins aren’t entirely known. Bringing a green tree indoors around the time of the Winter Solstice was historically believed to be a celebration of the longer days to come and the approaching growing season. Evidence suggests that the first Christmas trees associated with the Christian holiday of Christmas, and illuminated with candles, were in 16th century Germany. Early German settlers to the United States brought this tradition with them and Christmas trees became popular in the United States beginning in the mid 1800’s.
There are a number of evergreen trees that have been favored as Christmas trees over the years, including Pine, Spruce and Fir. In recent years Fraser Fir has become the Christmas tree of choice due to its dense uniform growth habit, pleasant fragrance, attractive dark blue-green color and excellent needle retention. At Johnson’s Gardens we carry exclusively Wisconsin grown Fraser Fir.