Conifers will be appearing all around the town in December, though most people will call them Christmas Trees. If you go for putting a live tree on display in your home then you will likely choose between a fir, pine, cedar, spruce or cypress as these are 5 of the most popular varieties for a holiday tree. This year for the first time Arizona is providing a blue spruce for the White House National Christmas Tree. Generally for a tree to hold ornaments we want it to stand straight, be cone shaped and dark green. We are happy to tie on our own “pine cones” as part of our decorations.