Nothing says Christmas more than the fresh scent of pine and the glittering shimmer of light displays. Although most of us are used to admiring a six-foot Douglas Fir, get ready to feast your eyes on some massive, double and triple-digit conifers. And when we say massive, we mean gigantic 65 to 110 foot beauties glistening in the night sky. From Toledo to Los Angeles, these are the tallest trees in America.
Coeur d’Alene Resort | Idaho
Standing as America’s largest tree is the 161-foot small town Idahoan fir. This tree is so massive the top star stands proud at 10-feet. Bigger than your average home tree, this tree is the main attraction amidst this petite winter town.
Victorian Village | Ferndale, California
The well-preserved 19th Century architecture boasts old town charm, situated near the Redwoods. Each year since 1934 the fire department keeps tradition alive, decorating the spruce that grows at the end of Main Street. The tree stands tall at 150 feet, and annual lighting occurs in early December.
Los Angeles, California
Christmas without snow better be compensated in other decorations. There’s no better way to decorate than the 100 foot white fir taken from the favorable farms near Mt. Shasta. Two notable firs are found at the Grove at Farmer’s Market in West Hollywood and nearby Glendale. Each tree is decorated with nearly 10,000 lights and 15,000 decorations.
Mayor’s Christmas Tree at Crown Center Square | Kansas City, Missouri
The proud Mayor of Kansas City is more than tickled about the bodacious 100-foot fir. Situated amidst water fountains it’s a serene, this peaceful site would even make the angels jealous.
Toledo Zoo | Toledo, Ohio
Roar your way into a gorgeous scene with the 85-foot resident Norway spruce. For 25 years, the zoo hosted the city’s largest holiday party, Lights Before Christmas, boasting 35,000 LED, energy-saving lights. Bikers get your pedaling on as you cycle on two bikes hooked to the energy grid and to keep the light glistening.
Faneuil Hall Tree | Boston, Massachusetts
The large and in charge 85-foot tree is located in front of Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Bostonians have gathered to watch the mayor light the tree since the 1940’s.
Pioneer Square | Portland, Oregon
Portland displays trees that steal the hearts of many Christmas lovers. The 75-foot tree is decorated with abundant white lights, topped with a massive star. Sustainable Portland keeps it local with trees cut from nearby farms.