How long does it take for a fir tree to grow?
It takes an average of 6 to 10 years for Christmas trees to mature to the ideal height that most people use. The popular Noble Firs take about 6-10 years while Douglas Firs take 5-7 years to bring to market.
Here are 7 of the most popular fast growing varieties of trees that can add shade to your property: 1. Hybrid Poplar: One of the most recommended fast growing shade trees is the hybrid poplar, which can grow up to 8 feet per year, and mature at about 40' to 50' high.
- Trees do not live forever. They do age and eventually die. Some live much longer than others though, and it turns out that some of the longest living trees survive best in the more extreme climates and situations. For example the oldest living tree in the US is over 5000 years old.
- The world´s fastest-growing tree is the empress or foxglove tree (Paulownia tomentosa), named after its purple foxglove-like flowers. It can grow 6 m in its first year, and as much as 30 cm in three weeks.
- Like other animals and many living things, we humans grow when we're young and then stop growing once we mature. But trees, it turns out, are an exception to this general rule. In fact, scientists have discovered that trees grow faster the older they get. Once trees reach a certain height, they do stop getting taller.
Christmas trees are reasonably fast growers when it comes to trees in general. It may, however, surprise you to know how long it actually takes to grow a Christmas tree. Firs generally take about 10 years to grow from seed to a size ready for cutting. Often, the taller the tree, the longer it has been growing.
- Replanting Cut Trees Isn't Possible. However, even a freshly cut tree has been separated from its roots and replanting a Christmas tree without roots simply isn't possible. If you're determined to plant your Christmas tree, purchase a tree with a healthy root ball that has been securely wrapped in burlap.
- Trees in pots. Either plant the tree out in the garden after Christmas, or (if you want to bring it indoors again next year) grow it on in a container, moving it into a bigger pot annually until you reach the maximum size that can be moved comfortably (about 45cm (18in) diameter and depth).
- A tree farm is a privately owned forest managed for timber production. The term, tree farm, also is used to refer to tree plantations, tree nurseries, and Christmas tree farms.
Updated: 13th October 2018