Who are we?
Romance Christmas tree farm is a small locally owned farm located in Romance, AR. We are located off on Hwy 5 approximately 11 miles north of El Paso or 5 miles south of Rose Bud. We provide a christian, family environment for your family to enjoy choosing a Christmas tree. New for this year, we have a cow train for the children to ride in.
Types of Trees We Sell
Leyland Cypress trees are not naturally occuring trees, but rather a hybrid of a Monterey Cypress and Alaskan Cedar Tree.
The foliage, in general, tends to be arranged in irregularly flat planes with a dark green to gray color. The shoots branch repeatedly and have a contrasting mahogany color except at the tips. The trees have little aroma. The bark of the Leyland Cypress is has a skin-like texture and is quite delicate. In its mature form, heights of 138' are expected, and the tree is capable of withstanding temperatures of about 0 degrees Farenheit.
Fraser Fir is a uniformly pyramid-shaped tree which reaches a maximum height of about 80 feet and a diameter of 1-1.5 feet. Strong branches are turned slightly upward which gives the tree a compact appearance. Leaves (needles) are flattened, dark-green with a medial groove on the upper side and two broad silvery-white bands on the lower surface.
Long considered an excellent Christmas tree because of its beauty, stiff branches and long keepability, the species is growing in popularity. In the wild, the trees are tall, beautifully symmetrical and grow to over 200 feet in height. The bark is smooth with resin blisters when young and changes to brownish-gray plates with age. The needles are roughly 4-sided (similar to spruce), over 1 inch long, bluish-green but appearing silver because of 2 white rows of stomata on the underside and 1-2 rows on the upper surface. The needles are generally twisted upward so that the lower surface of branches are exposed.
Virginia Pines have been the staple for the Christmas tree industry in the south since its inception.
The Virginia pine's needles occur in pairs. They are twisted and range from 1.5 to 3" in length. They are relatively short when compared to those of other pines. The branches are stout and woody. The bark is typical for most pines. It forms plates that are reddish brown in color with shallow fissures or furrows. The bark has a coarse appearance.
*Reference: National Christmas Tree Assocation - www.christmastree.org