Each year we go out on the “snowmachine” riding through the woods looking for the perfect tree. Some years it is brutally cold (-40) but this year it was above zero. It is always a fun time and the girls are asking earlier and earlier each year “when can we go get the tree?” Once we get it home it takes some rigging to get the “Dr. Seuss” tree into a stand. The trunk is only about 1.5″ in diameter and you can not find stands to fit them. The frozen tree takes almost 24 hours to thaw out enough to decorate and soaks up enough water to drown a camel. We will post a picture once it is decorated. Merry Christmas!