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Home made fake tree made out of wood so I guess it is real as well. As for the reason, well it will take a long time and a cup of coffee.
 

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Christmas is at our place this year, so I am putting up a tree. If I cannot get a real one I do not put one up.

We just picked one up tonight from a fella that grows them on his acreage. Fresh cut, beautiful blue spruce 10 feet tall . Can't wait to start decorating it . :D
 

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We do a fake tree. We're lazy I guess.

I remember one year when my father-in-law didn't get a tree for some
reason, so they cut down a quaking aspen and decorated that. :shock:
Interesting that of all the nice Christmas trees they had before and after,
that is the one I remember the most!
 

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Faster horses said:
We do a fake tree. We're lazy I guess.

I remember one year when my father-in-law didn't get a tree for some
reason, so they cut down a quaking aspen and decorated that. :shock:
Interesting that of all the nice Christmas trees they had before and after,
that is the one I remember the most!

I remember helping put our old fake tree together and if one was lazy it would not get done .. That was a huge job, straightening out the limbs and then putting each one in the right color notch. Then taking it all down and putting it away ; it would never fit like it did when you took it out of the box. What a pita .. :lol:

Real is much easier, cut it down ,haul it home and decorate . :wink:

A friend of mine keeps her decorated, fake tree in the spare bedroom closet , so she just wheels it out each year . :p
 

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per said:
Home made fake tree made out of wood so I guess it is real as well. As for the reason, well it will take a long time and a cup of coffee.

would love to hear the story. was in Okotoks today, will be there again towards the end of next week(thurs or fri) pm or e-mail me
 

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hillsdown said:
Faster horses said:
We do a fake tree. We're lazy I guess.

I remember one year when my father-in-law didn't get a tree for some
reason, so they cut down a quaking aspen and decorated that. :shock:
Interesting that of all the nice Christmas trees they had before and after,
that is the one I remember the most!

I remember helping put our old fake tree together and if one was lazy it would not get done .. That was a huge job, straightening out the limbs and then putting each one in the right color notch. Then taking it all down and putting it away ; it would never fit like it did when you took it out of the box. What a pita .. :lol:

Real is much easier, cut it down ,haul it home and decorate . :wink:

A friend of mine keeps her decorated, fake tree in the spare bedroom closet , so she just wheels it out each year . :p

Well, I didn't want to say........but our is a fiber optic tree. I love it.
Kinda like from going from milking a cow to canned milk... :wink:
Not much work involved with it~ :D
 

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Well Tam got a nice big real tree. She gets into Christmas decorating more then I do but then our grandson is going to be here for his first Christmas. :D :D
 

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Last year was the first time in 5 years i even thought about putting a tree up. My Dad sent me a tree to help get me in the spirit. I have it up now still have to do more decorating.
I have had "fake" trees for over 12 years since I am alergic to pine.....couldnt figure out why every "winter" I was sick. Once we found out, tried different types but have not found a "christmas" tree that I dont have an asthum attack with.
I am happy with my fake tree and I can change the position of the "hole" anytime I want or not have a hole at all LOL
 

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Christmas just is'nt christmas without a stolen tree. :twisted:

I've got some spotted.
 

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Denny said:
Christmas just is'nt christmas without a stolen tree. :twisted:

I've got some spotted.

We did that one year, it was growing in the road allowance by our place. So hubby and I went out with a chain saw and flash light one night and got our tree . 8)

The next week the grater fella must have been enjoying too much Christmas cheer as he ran over every spruce tree along that road allowance for a couple of miles . :roll: Made a real mess ; took down a few mail boxes too. :???:
 

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we went and cut ours down today :D

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My favorite trees have been Ponderosa Pines, with a home-grown cedar tree a close favorite.

In recent years we have had an artificial tree........after I learned my daughter would be sick from allergies for weeks after coming home for Christmas!

Another favorite was cutting a bushy little wild plum tree, spray painting it white, and attaching colorful Christmas mini-decorations to it, always in addition to the big tree in the living room. Hope I get time (and energy!) do that again some year!

And isn't it great that Christmas still comes whether we are 'ready' or not???

mrj
 

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One year we bought some kinda fir, short fat, thick needles and sorta blue. After Christmas it was still green and fresh so I set it out in the flower bed in front of the house and the base was hidden by my wife's monkey-grass and I kept it watered. People thought it was growing there and it didn't start dropping needles bad until March. We were the only people with a dead Christmas tree out by the street for pick-up.
 

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Faster horses said:
hillsdown said:
Faster horses said:
We do a fake tree. We're lazy I guess.

I remember one year when my father-in-law didn't get a tree for some
reason, so they cut down a quaking aspen and decorated that. :shock:
Interesting that of all the nice Christmas trees they had before and after,
that is the one I remember the most!

I remember helping put our old fake tree together and if one was lazy it would not get done .. That was a huge job, straightening out the limbs and then putting each one in the right color notch. Then taking it all down and putting it away ; it would never fit like it did when you took it out of the box. What a pita .. :lol:

Real is much easier, cut it down ,haul it home and decorate . :wink:

A friend of mine keeps her decorated, fake tree in the spare bedroom closet , so she just wheels it out each year . :p

Well, I didn't want to say........but our is a fiber optic tree. I love it.
Kinda like from going from milking a cow to canned milk... :wink:
Not much work involved with it~ :D

I've got one of those too. Haven't drug it out of the box yet this year.
 

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Cedarcreek said:
Faster horses said:
hillsdown said:
I remember helping put our old fake tree together and if one was lazy it would not get done .. That was a huge job, straightening out the limbs and then putting each one in the right color notch. Then taking it all down and putting it away ; it would never fit like it did when you took it out of the box. What a pita .. :lol:

Real is much easier, cut it down ,haul it home and decorate . :wink:

A friend of mine keeps her decorated, fake tree in the spare bedroom closet , so she just wheels it out each year . :p

Well, I didn't want to say........but our is a fiber optic tree. I love it.
Kinda like from going from milking a cow to canned milk... :wink:
Not much work involved with it~ :D

I've got one of those too. Haven't drug it out of the box yet this year.

Well, if you aren't going to use yours, could we borrow the adaptor?
:wink: :p :lol:
 

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I found a really nice fake tree that I would like to get as back up incase we don't have a chance to get a real one some years. Well Mr HD saw the price of it and lets just say I am now guaranteed a real tree for at least 10 years .. :p
 

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The mighty hunters stealthily hunted in the woods for a tree. Neeked up on a gihugic one and killed it with our mighty chainsaw. It's now a trophy in our living room :)
 

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I'm getting a twinge of envy for those of you with 'real' Christmas trees!

But won't inflict the allergy miseries on my daughter who will be here for a week.

And, don't have the energy to bring one in, in any case.

So, all those with 'real' Christmas trees, please remember how special they are and have an extra merry Christmas!

mrj
 

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I think.......after reading this thread..........that I will change the
catagory for Dec,. 25 in the photo contest from Santa to CHRISTMAS TREES! So get your cameras out and take a picture of your tree and send it to the_jersey_lilly_2000.

This will be a fun new catagory! And thanks for entering!
 

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