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Fraser Fir Quick Facts

  • The North Carolina Fraser Fir Christmas tree is the most popular Christmas tree in North America; shipped into every state in the U.S. as well as the Caribbean Islands, Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, and Japan.
  • The Fraser Fir has soft, pleasant-to-touch needles, incomparable retention, long lasting aroma, pliable yet strong branches for the heaviest of ornaments.
  • North Carolina has approximately 50 million Fraser Fir Christmas trees growing on over 25,000 acres.
  • Fraser Fir is grown mostly at elevations over 3,000 feet.
  • Fraser Fir is grown mostly in 18 counties in the far Western section of North Carolina.
  • North Carolina Fraser Fir has been judged the Nations Best through the National Christmas Tree Association and chosen for the White House eight times....1971, 1973, 1982, 1990, 1993, 1995, and 1996.
  • The 1996 Winner is Sanford Fishel & Family of Grassy Creek, NC with one of their Fraser Firs to be placed in the White House in 1997.


NCDA&CS Markets Division, Joe Sanderson, Director
Mailing Address: 1020 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1020
Physical Address: 2 W. Edenton Street, Room 402, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3100; FAX: (919) 733-0999