Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 4 out of 5 by Michael99 Great tree, tons of lights
The tree is very nice, and has tons of lights. The branches are solid (could hold some heavier ornaments we hung on it without any issues) and with the higher-quality end-tips the tree has a very 'real' look and feel to it. With regular bulbs for the lights it has a warm feel to it as well instead of the LED lights that are on most trees today. The stability of the base and the strength of overall construction is very nice, I expect this tree should last many years.
The bottom level of the tree is pretty high off the ground compared to other trees we've owned. While this leaves room for presents, it isn't as aesthetically pleasing as it makes the tree look skinnier.
It is a very good value for how many lights/tips are on it. I'm sure there are some trees out there that might be more lights/tips and all soft branches, but for value - this tree looks much more expensive and is higher quality than any other I could find after researching about 50 different trees and vendors.
The tree took more time to arrive than anticipated so order early. When setting it up, you'll need 2 people or one very strong and long-armed person to build the layers up. You'll also need a ladder to build the top 2 levels, at least (especially when putting the star on top).
February 20, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nance "Realistic" is an understatement!
This tree is gorgeous. It's my first pre-lit tree and there are plenty of lights. It assembled easily. I did it myself, although a second set of hands would have been nice to get the top section in. It fluffs up beautifully and once decorated is certainly a sight to behold. I can't speak to the tree's durability. That will be proven over the years as it is packed away and reassembled. It is sturdy; the stand is adequate to hold it steady.
December 4, 2011