Ah, my tree has to be down by tomorrow night as it needs to be returned to the wild. We rent a living tree every year (it’s about the same cost as buying a tree). It (we called this one “Piney”) arrives on Dec. 12 and must stay outside, snuggled to the side of the house to start acclimating. Piney came in on the 15th, ornaments rolled around for several days until the cats knocked off the ones they could reach and/or lost interest. Piney must go back on the porch, snuggled to the house, for 3 days and then his friends come and pick him up and plant him in the parks.
Contributed by Alicia Zorn, Portland, Oregon