7-ft. Lighted Pop-up Tree
Easy To Assemble Festive Tree
I purchased this tree for use this holiday season, and was very pleased with it overall. I have gone thru several artificial trees over the years and have never enjoyed the hassle of putting them up, fluffing the branches, etc. I thought this pop up tree might be easier to use assembly-wise. It certainly didn't disappoint -- it went together very quickly and didn't require a lot of work to arrange the branches. It also dissasembled quickly, and stored quite nicely in a large round wreath storage bag I had on hand.
If you are considering purchasing this tree, please pay attention to the dimensions given in the description to avoid any possible disappointment in the size of the tree. It is, indeed, narrow as some of the reviewers mention, so don't expect the tree to be fuller/wider than the listed dimensions. Even after I had decorated it somewhat heavily, I could still see the center pole from a few vantage points. My simple fix for this was to loosely wrap the pole with some plain green garland, which did the trick and made the tree look fuller. Because of its narrow size, it will fit nicely into a corner of a room. It will work well in rooms were space is limited; however, because of its height, it worked beautifully in my large living room, where I placed it to one side of my fireplace (out of harm's way, of course!) I am even considering purchasing another one so I can display "twin" trees on either side of my fireplace.
Let's face it, this tree is not an expensive one and doesn't have a realistic pin needle-look like the more expensive artificial trees. The lights that came installed on the tree worked fine and were adequate, but somewhat sparse. I'll probably add a couple more light strings to brighten things up next holiday. All that said, I found this tree to be a good value for its ease of use and once decorated, I had a wonderfully festive tree for the holiday season.
December 29, 2014
The assembly was easy. Once the tree was up it took patience and time in order to adjust the tips to the maximum coverage of pole. Even after spending too much time arranging the tips, the pole was still visible. Luckily I use silk poinsettias to decorate the tree and was able to cover the gaps. One more ring of tips or arranging each ring closer together would have made for a fuller tree.
Not enough lights - I would suggest buying a string of lights to add.
I recommend the tree for those that have the time and patience to arrange the tips to their maximum coverage. Otherwise, choose an already assembled tree.
December 19, 2014
Works for Me
It does go together quite easily. I didn't know it was as narrow as it is but I like that. It took me a LONG time but I arranged the branches to my satisfaction. I bent a lot of the branches straight up and down to hid the pole and then was able to pull out several in each section to look natural and arch out to hold ornaments. I hope they are strong enough for my ornaments. I ordered the tree after Christmas because it was the only one like it I could find all season. So I put it up and lit it up to make sure I was OK with it but won't put the ornaments on until next year. I would be happier with a few more lights on the top half. I'll leave it up until I get the case I ordered and hope that it won't take me as long to arrange it next year.
January 14, 2014
This tree came in a very timely manner, was no problem to put up or take down. LED lights show up well and when worked with filled out very pretty and full. It is the smallest diameter tree I have used but loved it in our home. Would recommend to anyone who does not want or need a big diameter tree but would like to use your own decorations for the tree.
January 7, 2014
Misrepresented in picture.
This was a gift for my sister. First, I paid a lot extra for 3-day delivery and it took well over a week to get there. Two days were accounted for by bad weather but the rest is unacceptable. Second, when I visited and saw the tree I was greatly surprised and disappointed. It looked nothing like the one represented in the catalog. The branches were sparse and could not be fluffed out to fill in the tree. The center pole was clearly visible from top to bottom and the rings with the "branches" were discernible as well. This was about a $10 tree, not the $139 I paid plus the $25 shipping! It's up and decorated now but I'm sending it back after Christmas and expect a full refund.
December 19, 2013