As promised, as a follow up to our 2016 post about live trees in the Pacific Northwest, and specifically, Clark County, here is our 2017 Christmas Tree.
The twist this year is the light dusting of snow (flocking) on the branches. I really had to twist Bernie’s arm to get his approval since he is a traditionalist when it comes to trees. The natural and uncultivated shape of this 9 foot Nordmann fir won him over.
Other good news, the flocking material used by Joe’s Place Farms is non-toxic and fully biodegradable. Both were important considerations for us. We also wanted our live tree to look natural, so we asked for a light dusting, with most of the material concentrated on the ends of the branches. We think it looks similar to one of our outdoor trees after a light snowfall.
Last night, we built a cozy fire and finished decorating. We are delighted with the results, and at night, this year’s Christmas tree positively glows.