Finding hemlocks and Fraser firs that can survive the scourge of the adelgid.
It took about 4 minutes for Walker and his wife Tonette to cut down a 10-foot Fraser fir.
Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and first dog Bo greeted the arrival of a 19-foot Fraser fir from Peak Farms in Jefferson, N.C.
SEPPI EVERGREENS Douglas and Fraser firs up to 18 feet tall.
Fraser fir is the dominant tree species in the park above 6,000 feet and is co-dominant with red spruce in spruce fir forests above 4,000 feet.
Studying Fraser fir in the Smokies.
NC farm to deliver White House Christmas tree, a 19-foot Fraser fir from Ashe County.
Rodney Richardson of Mt Rogers Christmas Tree Farm won the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association's annual competition with an 8-foot tall Fraser fir.
George Kallimani checks one of the Fraser fir trees obtained from a farm in Virginia and sold at McKinley Terrace Garden Center in Mishawaka.
One local grower calls the Fraser fir the "Cadillac of trees".
Some growers lost up to 10 percent of their Fraser fir crops.
Nichols are set up inside the old livestock barn selling Fraser, Douglas and Leland fir trees from farms in North Carolina and Oregon.
First lady Michelle Obama, daughters Malia and Sasha and first dog Bo are on hand as a horse-drawn carriage ferries the 19-foot Fraser fir to the president's residence.
Fraser fir an endangered species in Indiana.
Supervisory forester Kristine Johnson collects data from a high-elevation Fraser fir study plot Tuesday, June 22, 2010 in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.