Christmas Tree Area of Expertise Team Christmas Tree Area of Expertise Team
MSU Extension Video Series

The goal of this MSUE video series is to provide Christmas tree growers with simple, relevant and practical visual information to help in their day-to-day management activities. The series covers all aspects of the Christmas tree life cycle. Check back often to see the latest videos.

Video Directory

- Site Selection

- Species Selection

- Irrigation & Water Management

- Pest Management

- Christmas Tree Diseases

- Nutrition Management

Site Selection


Soil Texture

Soil pH and Fertility

Species Selection

Canaan Fir


Colorado Blue Spruce

Concolor Fir


Douglas Fir


Eastern White Pine

Fraser Fir

Nordmann Fir


Scotch Pine


Korean Fir

Irrigation & Water Management

1) Why Irrigation is Important

2) Irrigation Systems

3) Efficient Irrigation

4) Scheduling Irrigation

5) Scheduling Irrigation - Checkbook Method

6) Scheduling Irrigation - Tensiometers

Pest Management

Scouting Christmas Tree Fields

Doulgas-fir Needle Midge


Balsam Twig Aphid


Spruce Spider Mites

Cooley Spruce Gall Adelgid

Spruce Gall Midge

Christmas Tree Diseases

Needlecast Diseases

Lophodermium Needlecast

Diplodia Tip Blight

Rhabdocline & Swiss Needlecasts

Rhizosphaera Needlecast

Phytophthora Root Rot

Nutrition Management

Foliar Sampling of Christmas Trees


How to Take a Foliar Sample


News & Events

Gypsy Moth Spray tool Available on Enviro-Weather! July 25-26, 2014
NCTA National Trees and Wreath Contest At the Michigan/Midwest Regional Meeting. Peterson's Riverview Nuresery 873 26th Street, Allegan, MI July 25-26, 2014 Michigan/Midwest Regional CTA Meeting. Peterson's Riverview Nursery, Allegan, MI
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