UPDATE: 12/8/20 We are sold out of cut Christmas Trees. Live Trees are still available. Please see current hours in the footer of our website.
Starting Black Friday regular Christmas Tree hours will begin. Most years we have the trees ready prior to Thanksgiving so check back here, our Facebook page or call the nursery 719-598-8733 for Pre-Thanksgiving hours and availability. Current hours are listed on the footer of our website. Fill out the form below to sign up for our Christmas Tree notification list.
COVID UPDATE: This may change as local and State guidelines evolve. Currently the nursery is open to walk in customers. All shopping and payment transactions will take place outside. Please maintain space between our team and other customers. Please wear a mask when browsing in the display area and when in line and paying for your tree. Please only have one member of your family in the checkout line at a time, the others can stay with the tree while it’s being cut and loaded on your vehicle. The check out line starts on the SE corner of the office, below the steps. Look for the green cones. We have two outdoor restrooms available for our customers. Due to current conditions we are unable to have our hot coco station this season. Hopefully next year! If the fire ban is lifted we will also have the fire place going. Thank you for your understanding. We are very excited to see our wonderful loyal customers and help kick off the Christmas season!
We work hand in hand with a private grower to ensure our trees are cut fresh and not stored in a warehouse weeks prior to being shipped. Working with a smaller private grower ensures we also get the best quality trees available anywhere. We also cut native trees too. This season we will have the following varieties. Fraser Fir, Canaan Fir, Balsam Fir, White Fir, White Pine, Douglas Fir, Natural White Fir, and Natural Douglas Fir (limited availability). Enjoy Christmas Music while you pick out the perfect tree. We also have some great areas to take that perfect family pic during the Christmas Season. We will also make a fresh cut and load your tree on your vehicle for you too! See you soon.
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Christmas Tree Care
Looking for a live Christmas tree farm? Visit us over at Heidrich’s Colorado Tree Farm Nursery. There is nothing like having a real, fresh cut Christmas Tree to celebrate a very special time of year. We go to many lengths to make sure our live Christmas trees are fresh and cared for before you take it home. Here are some tips to that will ensure your tree will last through the Christmas season.
- Make sure you make a fresh cut on the bottom of the trunk before you place the tree in the stand. This will open up the part of the tree that will absorb water. Each tree will “drink” a different amount of water. If it doesn’t drink much, that does not mean the tree is drying out faster. We can make a fresh cut for you at the nursery before we load the tree, or you can do it later before you put the tree up. Either way it is very important to make a fresh cut.
- Fill the tree stand with hot tap water every time you add water. Check the water daily as you don’t want the bottom of the trunk to dry up and seal. If it does the tree will not drink water like it should. Usually trees will drink more water early on. Do not add sugar, syrup, Asprin, Sprite, or any other additive that may clog the bottom of the tree. Do add tree preservatives that are specially designed to preserve your tree. These preservatives soften the wood and help to thin the sap so that the tree will drink more water. We do carry a tree preservative.
- Try to avoid placing the tree close to a heat source like a south facing window, a heater vent, fireplace or stove. All of these will dry your tree quicker.
- Mist the tree with a quirt bottle. This will help to keep moisture levels higher in and around your tree.
- Tree type also has something to do with how quickly trees dry out. Check with our team and we can guide you as to which trees stay fresher longer. Native Colorado Trees will last longer than farm grown trees. Farm grown Fraser Fir will last longer than Farm grown Douglas Fir.
- And finally enjoy your real Christmas Tree!
Christmas Tree Myths
Christmas Trees; Real vs. Artificial
|Real Tree||Artificial Tree|
|PLACE OF ORIGIN|
|United States and Canada Ours are from the US||85% from China|
|METHOD OF PRODUCTION|
|Farming Planting takes place in Jan-May Estimated 40-45 million trees planted in 2008 in North America Estimated 446 million trees growing on farms in U.S. Tree Farms support complex eco-systems.||Factory Raw Materials sent to factory & assembled into final product Product is shipped to U.S. then distributed to stores Number of factories unknown Factories only consume natural rescources|
|Plant Tissue 100% Biodegradable||Plastics and Metals Non-Biodegradable|
|Yes||No (Lead is used in the process of making PVC plastic)|
|Yes Trees absorb carbon dioxide When decomposing, carbon, nitrogen, and other elements are released into soil||NO Plastic is a petroleum byproduct|
|No Scientists have measured cut Christmas trees for chemical residue and not found any significant amounts Many different bugs, fungi, and parasites can attack and kill trees, so farmers may use pesticides to keep consumers’ trees healthy and alive until harvest Herbicides are used to suppress, not kill off, weeks to prevent soil erosion If someone tells you “there are chemicals on cut Christmas Trees” they are wrong||Yes PVC itself is a dangerous chemical Manufacture of PVC creates and disperses dioxins, the most toxic man-made chemical known Released into air or water, dioxins enter the food chain, where they accumulate in fatty tissues of animals and humans, a potential risk for causing cancer, damaging immune functions and impairing children’s development|
|Recycled Used trees can be recycled in a variety of ways Decomposing trees add nutrients back into the earth||Landfill Fake trees can’t be recycled and end up in landfills All of the accumulated fake trees are a burden to the environment indefinitely|
|Yes New trees are planted every year||No Petroleum, used to make plastic, is a non-renewable resource, as are metals|
- Fraser Fir
- Canaan Fir
- White Fir
- Native White Fir
- Native Douglas Fir (If available)
- Native Corkbark Fir (If available)
- Native Pinon Pine (if available)
- Douglas Fir
- Balsam Fir
- White Pine
- Ponderosa Pine (by request only)
- Trees from 3′ up to 16′ tall
- Live Christmas Trees
- Tree Stands
- Tree Preservative
- Disposal Bags