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Carolina Fir Tree

In 1995 North Carolina,USA, designated the Fraser Fir as the official state Christmas tree. The tree's mild fragrance, shape, strong limbs and ability to retain its soft needles for a long time after being cut, make it one of the best trees for decorating for the festive season. It's most likely why the Fraser Fir has been chosen ten times since 1971 as the White House Christmas tree and constitutes more than 90 percent of Christmas tree production in North Carolina. The Fraser fir is native to the Appalachian Mountains, but thanks to The Art of Christmas seasonal concept stores, you can experience a taste of the beautiful Fraser Fir right here in South Africa. Popping up in locations across Cape Town, The Art of Christmas stocks everything from baubles to festive crockery, and – as luck would have it – a surprisingly life-like Carolina Fir. This faux tree mimics all the beautiful characteristics of the real thing, minus the need to throw it away after Christmas – a tragedy for the real trees which take up to 12 years to grow to retail height. The tree is available in heights of 1.5m, 1.8m, 2.1m, 2.4m and 2.7m so is suitable for any size home. The Carolina Fir Tree is priced from R949 – R3 899 and available from theartofchristmas.co.za