Identify Your Holiday Tree
How to Use the Key to Identify Holiday Trees
The following is what is known by botanists as a dichotomous key. This means that you will be given a series of two choices; using the nontechnical descriptions and accompanying illustrations, choose the one that best describes the tree you are trying to identify by clicking on it.
Once you make your choice, you'll be given another set of two options. Continue choosing the option that best describes your tree. As soon as you've identified enough characteristics, you will learn what kind of tree you have.
The 15 Species
All 15 species grown commercially as holiday trees in the United States and Canada are included in the key. Select a species below to see photos and learn more.