Christmas Trees that Live on After the Holidays
Since many of us love Christmas trees and all things that bring Christmas cheer, here’s a way to enjoy a live tree without having to kill one. Find your tree at Swansons, where you’ll discover a superb selection of live trees from around the world. Once you’re done celebrating the holidays, your beautiful tree can be potted in a container for your patio or deck, or it can be planted in the ground.
Special care must be taken with living trees to make sure they survive the holidays. Pick up a Living Christmas Tree Care handout at Swansons to ensure your tree remains healthy enough to plant after Christmas.
TREES FOR SALMON
Swansons Nursery and the city of Seattle Parks Department launched the Trees for Salmon program in 1999, offering various ways for you to help reforest neighborhood parks. Reforestation helps restore salmon habitat because trees and other native vegetation reduce surface water runoff, lower water temperature, and provide food and habitat for other beneficial critters. Learn More.
LIVING TREE TYPES
Native Christmas Tree Varieties
Both Noble Fir and Douglas Fir can be used as a living Christmas tree and then donated after the holidays to the local reforestation efforts of King County Parks and the SW Queen Anne Green Belt. Because the parks only accept NATIVE trees such as Noble and Douglas Firs, you can bring those trees back to Swansons after the holidays and they will be planted in a local park. These natives are specifically labeled "You Can Donate This Tree."
Douglas Fir: The short soft needles and lovely unique fragrance make our native beauty a magnificent living Christmas tree.
This is the Pacific Northwest’s classic Christmas tree. With an upright conical form, gracefully layered branches, and pleasantly fragrant blue-green needles, Noble Fir has earned its name and popularity.