Looking for a realistic faux Christmas tree? This Balsam Hill Christmas Tree Review will help you decide about purchasing the Frosted Alpine Balsam Pine
*I received free product from Balsam Hill, but the opinions in this post are all mine.
I’ve always loved this tree and I’m super excited to share the different specs about this tree. I know it is a hard decision buying these trees, so definitely do your homework before you take the plunge.
When viewing this Balsam Hill Christmas tree review just note that this is a specific tree that has the most realistic needles.
Let’s Take a Look At The Balsam Hill Frosted Alpine Balsam Fir Tree
I received the 7.5 ft tree and in our small living room, the two trees fill the room quite nicely. I know that this tree is what they consider their sparse line. I especially like the open tree since I feel that it looks more realistic.
It is probably a little difficult to see in this photo but parts of the branches have true needle foliage. Every needle is this realistic pine needle. No flat plastic needles but rather three-dimensional style needles that are actually a tiny bit prickly when you touch them. You can see a bit of shine from the plastic but the faux snow, makes it look super real. The lower branches are bendable but I found the tip-top branches are a bit stiff.
The Tree Lights Off
If you are like me, you want to see what the tree is going to look like in your home. So, here it is with the lights off. You can see that it casts a blue-green color. I’m ok with this color, but I do like a tree that looks warm. My other faux tree review has the exact same thing going on.
Tree Lights On
I like the tree with the gold hew so I keep my tree lit during the day as well as the evening.
This stand is a bit different than any stand that I have. It has a sturdy plate that the tree trunk fits into. For the most part, the tree is pretty sturdy and doesn’t feel that tipsy. If I move it with my hand it will rock back and forth but it doesn’t fall over. So, you’ll want to cover this metal stand and Balsam Hill has a wide variety of tree skirts.
How The Branches Interlock
I love how little space these branches take on the trunk. When I took each part out of the box and assembled them they just fell into their natural position.
Christmas Tree Lights
Ok, this sold me, once you place your tree trunks together and plug it in, the lights automatically turn on. The electricity is wired in the tree trunk, so no need connecting wires from each section. All my sections connected and all the lights worked in both trees.
So Balsam Hill says that “foliage is heavily flocked to mimic the appearance of beautiful snow-covered branches.” As you can see in the photo, the snow flocking is made up of fine pieces compared to my other Christmas Tree Review. I like this dusting of snow as opposed to a big clump of snow. In my opinion, it looks like a tree that just got a touch of the first snowfall and I like it. By the way, this tree comes without flocking as well.
Christmas Light Button
Love this feature too, just step on this floor button and it turns on the tree lights.
Tree Sections To This Christmas Tree
This Frosted Alpine Balsam Fir comes in three sections. Each section is tagged with a letter. I’m pretty certain that I’ll be able to figure out which section is which when assembling the tree next year.
Mercury Glass Ornaments
I love this collection of ornaments. They are high quality and just add that pretty sparkle and vintage style to the tree. It is amazing that I received a couple of boxes of them and not one arrived broken.
I love that their directions come in a nice package as well as some gloves and a storage bag. Balsam Hill definitely takes great care of shipping and crafting its trees.
I hope you found this Balsam Hill Christmas tree review helpful. I know that they have three different styles of needle foliage and the Alpine is the most realistic. If you buy this tree I feel like you’ll love it. Just be aware that it is pretty skinny compared to the big bushy trees. But, I love the elegant, airy and skinny trees. The bigger trees overwhelm our small living room.
Cheers and Happy Holidays,
Here are my friend’s beautiful trees!
Thanks to Janine at Happy Happy Nester for putting together this tour and to Balsam Hill for providing the trees and beautiful decorations! Now, head over and see the other inspiring holiday decorating ideas from my friends!
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Jennifer S. Hadfield
Your trees are so beautiful Janine! I love the black and white and the ornaments all look so amazing together!
I love ribbon a little too much! My garage is full of drawers of ribbon!
I love how the trunk looks like a real tree! So pretty!
Yes, the trunk looks so real. It is such a gorgeous little tree!
Janine I love your duel trees! They look fabulous. I like the beautiful tree skirt from Balsam Hill!
Thank you for the detailed description! It helps when deciding on a tree. My husband passed recently and I need to find a tree that is easily set up, durable, and when taken down -able to be stored properly protected.
I love these slim trees, they look perfect in your space, well done! I love having multiple trees around our space, tall slim are perfect!
Ah, thanks! They are super easy trees to ensemble. I’m sorry about your husband’s passing. Hugs to you and your family.
We love Balsam Hill! That’s where we got our 7-foot artificial Xmas!
I didn’t know you have a Balsam Hill Tree?!!!! I’m sure it is lovely!
Wow! I am so amazed at how real they look. It makes me miss our cabin in the mountains! I’ve never seen a Basalm brand tree in real life, so I’d really be thrilled to have one in my house!
I hope you have a lovely Christmas! These trees are amazing!
Wow! I love the two trees! Such a unique look. I truly appreciate your detailed review of the tree as well! I feel like we don’t see that often and it’s really
Helpful for first time buyers. Enjoy your holidays in your beautiful home!!
I love to share my home and decor with everyone. I always want to help everyone out with an informative review! Glad you liked the post!
I love the look of this tree! Thank you for sharing
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So beautiful! I love these trees! Makes Christmas so easy to decorate!
Thanks so much!
I love the Balsam trees. Yours are beautiful. I long to have one.
I hope you can get one this year! Good luck!
Your trees (& the rest of your home for that matter) are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! I’ve dreamed of a Balsam hill tree for many years, yours make me itch for one even more! 😊
Ah, I hope your dream comes true!
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The trees look lovely! But having a thorough review puts them on a higher pedestal. It truly helps me (and others) make a sound buying decision. Thx
Hi, I have a question about the ornament set you have on the “Balsam Hill” Frosted Alpine Pine trees. When I click on the link in the blog, it takes me to the ornament set, but then there’s about four different items to choose from. The set with the silver, gold, ombré , or jumbo ornaments. It’s a little hard to tell from the pictures which set you have displayed on the trees. If you could let me know, I’d greatly appreciate it!
Also, did you find that the faux snow/frost from the tree limbs make a mess? Or does it stay on the tree pretty good?
Thank you in advance!
I’m so sorry I didn’t see your comment earlier. I have the frosted ornament set in silver, and I love them. They are so classic. These Alpine pine trees have just a small amount of flocking, and they don’t shed that much compared to my King of Christmas Prince tree. I love these trees, and they are pretty and not bulky.