The balsam fir is one of the most common and popular Christmas trees in North America, and this artificial version by Balsam Hill
certainly does it justice. The finely detailed needle tips, rich texture and shading, and light brown stem create a warmth and depth that rival nature's. Upward sloping branches and prestrung lights (either Candlelight LED or Color+Clear) complete the look. Available in sizes ranging from 5-1/2 feet to 9 feet, and priced from $499 to $1,599.
By Marisa Villarreal
Sarah Monzon & Bob Vila
Donna Boyle Schwartz