I should have had my first warning that this was an upside down Christmas tree to be reckoned with when I found out the shipping on the tree wound up costing $139. My second warning could have been when the box on the front porch was about the size of a small coffin and had to be pushed into the house. Then it took two people 30 minutes just to open and remove the tree from the box. And it was only in three pieces.
It really looks so innocent, looks like it is just waiting to be fluffed and lite. It looks ready to be put in the proper place and become sparkly with glass ornaments.
But it's not.
It's a wolf in sheep's clothing! We won't talk how long it took to get it upright, but suffice it to say it wasn't as easy as it looks it should be and it's so heavy I cannot move it by myself. When two of us were stuck with the tree at a 45 degree angle, I yelled for help and a third person arrived just so we could get it in a completely upright position.
Two ladders were needed just to each the darn top to fix the top branches which were askew and this is even before decorating.
The two trunk pieces have about 3/4" gap that I cannot close and probably needs a sledge hammer just to pound it down. And to top it all off it's top heavy and needs to be secured to a wall, after it's moved to the final resting place where ever that might be.
Compare Prices of Upside Down Christmas Trees (these are a different style then the one shown and purchased on eBay). When purchasing an upside down tree, my preference is for the tree's top branches to splay out a bit more and not look like an inverted triangle. This is better for ornaments to hang freely, especially those large pieces that collectors love.