Pine trees are often used as Christmas trees; however, some Pine trees aren’t the best for holding decorations. Pine trees have thin needles and often have to be pruned into their Christmas tree shape as their branches grow slightly sporadically. Of the Pine trees there are White Pine, Scotch Pine, and Virginia Pine. Scotch Pine trees are more ideal than the White Pine or Virginia Pine for decorating as they have stronger branches. Pine trees tend to have less fragrance as well.
Spruce trees tend to grow in cooler climates and are among the more popular in Christmas trees. There are Blue Spruces, White Spruces, and Norway Spruces. Blue Spruces do in fact have the blue tint to the needles of the tree, and the branches grow upwards to produce the perfect Christmas tree shape. The Norway Spruce is more commonly native in Europe and when the needles fall off of the Norway Spruce, they seldom grow back making it vital to take proper care of this tree as to not let the needles come off!