Our Trees


Canadian (Eastern) Hemlock

We grow thick, bushy hemlock that are great for tall hedge or visual screening purposes because it responds well to shearing.It is one of the few conifers that grows well in shady areas. It is superior to the use of cedar-type plantings for hedges in places frequented by deer because deer love cedar and aren't so fond of hemlock.


Concolor (White) Fir

The concolor fir is native to the western United States and achieves a conical shape similar to balsam, but less uniform. It has soft, bluish-green needles that give off a lemony aroma when broken. This tree is very picky about site, which must be relatively dry and not composed of heavy clay.

Balsam Fir

This is a great native conifer that is easy to grow, has soft needles, and, of course, has the desirable balsam smell. It is our experience that it is the best tree to grow as a christmas tree and is a great specimen tree. It can be grown in a variety of sites and likes to grow in Maine. We also grow canaan fir and fraser fir. Canaan fir  is largely indistinguishable from balsam, but has a later bud-break and tolerates wet sites.

Fraser Fir

Fraser is also similar to balsam and is a great specimen tree. It is native to the North Carolina mountains, but does well in Maine. Some view it as the best christmas tree, but it's hard to beat balsam for that purpose. It has more upright branching than balsam, does not have the balsam aroma, and needs a dry site.


Austrian Pine

Although non-native, the Austrian Pine thrives in most Maine locations and in a variety of soils. It has deep green, stiff needles and  is densely conical when young. When mature, it does not become as elongated as red and white pine, but develops a flat topped habit with strong branches. It is rumored to be more tolerant of salt than white pine and may do better than others near streets or roads. 

Red Pine

This an under-appreciated, quick growing pine with relatively deep green needles. It generally keeps its conical shape better than white pine because it is not susceptible to the white pine weevil, an insect that loves to eat pine leaders.  We have a row of 25 year old red pine that still have the desirable conical shape.

White Pine

This is the prevalent native Maine pine found throughout the state. It has soft, light green needles, tolerates varied sites, and grows incredibly well here. It is useful grown on its own, as part of a grouping or in line to create a tall screen. Noted tree expert Michael Dirr describes a well grown white pine as being without equal among the pines, spruces and firs.


Blue Spruce

Although some are bluer than others, a properly selected and grown (aluminum sulfate helps) one can be quite blue. Although the color can be overwhelming in a grouping, it is a desirable specimen tree that can add color to the green landscape.

Norway Spruce

A very attractive spruce tree that is a fast grower. It has attractive deep green foliage and its needles are not as stiff and sharp as blue spruce. This is the most attractive spruce at maturity because of the visual effect of its drooping branches.

White Spruce

A workman-like tree that is easily grown and transplanted. It is not fussy about site or soil type and often attains a bluish color, although it has shorter and somewhat softer needles than the blue spruce. This is the most commonly sold spruce in the area.