Nordmann fir is the most popular Christmas tree in Denmark and neighbouring countries. The tree originated in the forests of Georgia and Turkey.
A great number of the trees cultivated in Denmark and foreign nurseries are grown from imported seed harvested in the areas of origin. In Denmark, seeds are harvested from selected areas, making it possible to gather seeds from specific, selected growth stands.
The plants are usually 3 to 4 years old when they are removed from the nursery and re-planted for Christmas tree production in forest or plantation. Then it takes 6 to 10 years to produce saleable Christmas trees. The planted area will normally be harvested after about ten years.
Nordmann firs are hardy, but thrive best in areas with a mild year-round climate. The Danish coastal climate is optimal for cultivation. When growing conditions are good, the trees achieve their characteristic full, deep green, very attractive, soft needles.