Cassens Trees began growing Fraser, Canaan, Douglas and Concolor (White) fir trees on our tree farms over 35 years ago. On four separate occasions our Canaan fir trees have won the Indiana Grand Champion Tree contest, most recently in 2021. As a result of winning the state contest, we were qualified to enter one of our Canaan fir trees in the National Christmas Tree Association contest in 2017 and again in August, 2021. At the 2022 Indiana State Fair, Cassens Trees won Reserve Best of Show for our Canaan fir tree and our Norway spruce tree was a Blue Ribbon winner. Fir trees are premium Christmas trees because of their color, fragrance, and needle retention. We also grow Scotch Pine and White Pine trees. Scotch Pine trees have needles that are 1 1/2 to 3 inches long with stiff branches that will hold heavy ornaments. White Pine trees have needles that are 2 to 5 inches long with soft and flexible branches; thus, it may be difficult to hang heavy ornaments on them, but they are soft to the touch.
For more information on various tree species, read Selecting an Indiana-Grown Christmas Tree.