Backpacking through the woods, I often discover a tree that I would like to have decorated for the holiday but do not want to cut such beauty down. I consider myself a steward of the natural order, not its master. Thus, when I saw this tree on overstock.com, I was delighted to purchase it. While beauty is still in the eye of beholder, I found its' lifelike simple appearance very appealing and the clear lights may be replaced with multi-colored lights, if that is your preference. I diligently purchased some replacement bulbs, some that are color, to add to my tree's beauty. Furthermore, I ordered a storage box, which is coming soon. If necessary, to protect the needles and branches further, I will store it in two boxes. Finally, if you are looking for that tree that caught you eye on a hike or backpack in the wilderness, I would suggest giving this tree another look.
There was a little shedding as we 'unfolded' the tree. Not a huge issue. After fluffing out, the tree is nice and full. About what we expected based on what we paid. At first, it looked quite artificial (of course, because it is), after decorating the tree, it took on a more natural look based on its shape. We are happy with this purchase.
Very pleased with this new tree. Tons of compliments. Looks very expensive. Natural shape and tons of lights. I would recommend purchase for the price.
I bought this for my smallish one-bedroom apartment with a coupon and my O Rewards from the couch I bought when I first moved in. All in all, it come out to less than a hundred for the tree. I've seen other websites and big box stores advertise this same tree for over $175. Not to knock the Kurt Adler name, but that's just ridiculous. Luckily, Overstock had me covered. The tree shipped quickly and was at my door in three days flat. As far as Overstock is concerned, five stars. As for the tree and its branches, the thing comes in three pieces wrapped in plastic with a separate metal base. The base has rubber feet to protect hardwood floors from scratches, and improve stability. Connecting parts is rather simple--just stack and screw. When you set the pieces upright, the "branches" will open with the help of gravity. Then you just bend and fluff as needed. I took about and hour and half to get everything just right (while watching TV), but I'm particular about my tree looking full. I noticed the middle section needed the most attention, but overall it looked even in the end. Density is good to very good, with the trunk not that highly visible from about four feet away. Also, it stands pretty tall for standard ceilings. It doesn't look short and skinny by any means. Now, the lights. I grew up with my father putting literally 1,000 lights on our trees. So I was disappointed to see that the lighting was sparse in certain areas, most consistently on the middle section. I intended on adding about 600 white and colored lights anyway, so it wasn't a huge problem for me. However, someone trying to make this puppy shine an hour before Santa shows up might be sorely disappointed. It's enough to set a decent lit base for ornaments, but for those who like brightly light trees, you might be left lacking. Does it look real? Well, I don't think I fooled anyone who visited my third-story walk-up as to whether I had a real tree, but it did get a few people to lean in closer for inspection. It's most definitely "not a real tree" and noticeably so because of its near-perfect symmetry . But I wouldn't throw around the word "fake" too quickly--if it had some lumps or unevenness to it like organic trees, I might mistake it for a real one. It was definitely large enough to be of scale like a real tree in my modest apartment. Disassembly was just as easy, even as I untangled the additional lights. Inverting the sections causes the branches to collapse, but you'll need extra effort to push the previously fluffed branches back down. Still easy and not nearly as pokey as other trees I've dealt with in the past. I broke out some Saran Wrap to get it tightly back into the box, but if you saved the foam wrap it came with, you may be able to tape up the collapsed pieces again. Two people are suggested. Overall, I love this tree for what it offers, at its price. If I had to pay a hundred dollars more, I might be more critical of what it offers (or does not). But for my experience with Overstock and the amount spent, I couldn't have asked for a better tree. Pros: -Excellent quality considering some of the lower prices available online -Unobtrusive storage box -Very realistic (perfect symmetry and lack of pine scent aside) -One person can assemble with little effort -Good density of branches -Full sized tree -Relative easy assembly and disassembly -Good for small or modest spaces Cons: -Could use more lights (only about 450 included?) -Middle section seemed spacier than others -Might need two people to pack back up -Prices vary greatly between retailers (shop around!) -May not be realistic looking enough for some -Very large homes or decent sized living rooms might need a bigger tree Hopefully you can find a deal and have a chance to purchase this tree as a first or second
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