I understand the the tree is only 3 feet tall but I was willing to sacrifice height for fullnes. Please do not waste you money! The tree is sparse at best and pathetic. the picture of this item is completely misleading. If this "tree" artificial or not, has even half of the number of "branches" as shown in the picture I would be shocked. Maybe 1/4 the number of branches. Thin and bare, sparse and pathetic. I am contacting customer service and returning ASAP! This looks like the tree from "A Charlie Brown Christmas"