Winner - Good Housekeeping "Best Overall"
The BH Balsam Fir was named "Best Overall" in the December 2007 Good Housekeeping Magazine article on artificial Christmas trees. Tested by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, the BH Balsam Fir received high praise for its color, natural-looking branches, and extra features!
The beloved Balsam Fir is one of the most common tree species in North America, and its hardy nature allows it to thrive from the mountains of Virginia through the Northeast and all the way into the Arctic Circle! Known for its attractive shape and its sticky resin, the Balsam Fir is one of the three most popular Christmas trees of all time. Our signature BH Balsam Fir models nature's Abies balsamea right down to the detail of its dense needles (though we left out the sticky resin!).
Since the Balsam Fir is our namesake tree, we asked our designers to go overboard to create the finest replica of Abies balsamea possible. They started with its distinct needles and semi-flat branch tips, using cuttings from nature to guide the mold making process for our BH Balsam Fir's special True Needle™ branches. The brown-tinged stems lend a touch of warmth to the natural green color of the tips, creating a pleasant realistic hue to complement any Christmas decor.
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Our designers then focused on the shape and branch structure of cultivated Balsam Firs to mimic the exact look of the popular tree so many of us grew up with each Christmas. The result is a beautifully shaped tree, from its beveled base to its layered top, highlighted by sturdy, upward-sloping tree branches that are just like its cultivated cousins.
Our special touch to improve on nature is to add your choice of our clear lights, our amazing Candlelight™ LED lights, or our signature Color+Clear™ lights, which allow you to adorn your tree with clear, multicolor, or clear and multicolor lights all at the touch of a button. Most of all though, the BH Balsam Fir's lifelike quality is so compelling your friends will be convinced you have a real tree underneath your treasured ornaments and other Christmas trimmings!
Whether you grew up celebrating your Christmases past with a Balsam Fir, or if you just want to bring home a gorgeous classic, we are sure you will love the craftsmanship, quality, and style of our incomparable BH Balsam Fir. Add one to your home today, and you'll have a treasured centerpiece for many years to come.
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