04 December 2009

WhY is this TRee used As ChRisTmas Tree?

I took these pictures last summer in the woods.
This tree is called the Christmas tree. Why this kind of tree?
Everybody celebrates Christmas. To complete the festivity we should have a christmas tree.
Christmas tree is from the species of pine trees. There are different kinds of pine trees. These trees on the pictures are Nordmann Fir which is used as Christmas tree, it has the benefit of not shedding their needles when they dry out, as well as retaining good foliage colour and scent, but species in other genera are also used.
In northern Europe most commonly used are:
Silver Fir Abies alba (the original species)
Nordmann Fir Abies nordmanniana (as in the photo)
Noble Fir Abies procera
Norway Spruce Picea abies (generally the cheapest)
Serbian Spruce Picea omorika
Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris
Stone Pine Pinus pinea (as small table-top trees
Swiss Pine Pinus cembra
In North America, Central America and South America most commonly used are:
 Douglas-fir Pseudotsuga menziesii
Balsam Fir Abies balsamea
Fraser Fir Abies fraseri
Grand Fir Abies grandis
Guatemalan Fir Abies guatemalensis     
Noble Fir Abies procera
Red Fir Abies magnifica
Colorado Pine Pinus edulis
Jeffrey Pine Pinus jeffreyi
Scots Pine Pinus sylvestris
Stone Pine Pinus pinea (as small table-top trees)
Norfolk Island pine Araucaria heterophylla
Different countries make their own christmas trees, variation of christmas trees. In the Philippines, we don´t have pines like the Nordmann fir. People who can not buy artificial christmas tree, they cut some kind of shrubs and decorate it. Put some christmas lights, balls, candies etc. In different ways, we celebrate christmas to welcome Jesus Christ, the Savior in Catholic religion.
 I will put our christmas tree this weekend after Sinterklaas. I will post the picture of our christmas tree in my next post. This year we decided to have artificial tree.
How about you, are you done making your christmas tree?
Do you have artificial or the natural tree?
What do you put on your christmas tree?
How do you celebrate christmas?

6 smart remarks:

Mary Ann Carreon,  Friday, December 04, 2009  

Yap! We're done making our christmas trees. In our schools here in Barili, Philippines the students are fun of decorating magai trees and shapo shrubs for their christmas tree.

FaYe Friday, December 04, 2009  

ann, naa ka YM kay magchat ta? grtngs from holland!

Manang Kim Friday, December 04, 2009  

Hello Faye, yes na try na nako BUT dili siya mo scroll down. I don't know why nga simple ra man unta to kaayo nga code. Dili ba kaha because of my template kay minima stretch lefty man ning ako gud. Thanks ha!

Dhemz Saturday, December 05, 2009  

very informative tefaye...thanks sa dlaw te...sensya na karon lang ko naka dalaw...super busy ko kaau sa skul...hapit naman jud among final...

hope all is well!

nancy Sunday, December 06, 2009  

i always prefer white Christmas tree with blue and silver accent, :))

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