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Top 4 Types of Christmas Trees #3: Scotch Pine

What is a Scotch Pine?

Originally from Europe, the Scotch Pine is a long-needled tree with needles as long as three inches. 

What does it look like?

Scotch pines are wide, bright green trees, almost as full as a White Pine but with stronger branches.

Appearance Rating: 4/4. Scotch Pines are beautiful trees, and you can decorate them as you wish. However, they don't have the needle retention of the fir varieties, so expect to clean up after them.
Scotch Pine Front

How does it smell?

Scotch pines have very little fragrance compared to the other three varieties. 

Fragrance Rating: 1/4.

Scotch Pine 4

How should I decorate it?

Like White Pines, Scotch Pines look fantastic decorated with lights and garlands, ribbons, or lightweight ornaments. Scotch Pines can also be decorated with more heavy ornaments, but they might get lost in the fullness of the tree. 

Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Do you have any photos of trees YOU decorated for the holidays? Send your best photo as a comment on our Facebook Wall for a chance to win a free Christmas Tree! We'll add them to a Facebook gallery, and your friends can like and share to vote for your tree. The top 12 photos will be featured on our blog, and the winner—announced December 1st—can pick up a tree on us at our holiday lot in Madison.

Scotch Pine 3

That concludes today's Christmas Tree Profile. Check out our profile on White Pine, and stay tuned for profiles on our other tree varieties in the next few days!

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