For those who have a high ceiling, this is a truly beautiful tree that looks so real, people will probably be touching it to see. At 7 1/2 feet tall, it’s ideal for a nine foot ceiling height. The branches are down-swept, as a real pine tree would be, with a total of 4,671 tips. That will give places to hang even the most extensive ornament collection. The branches are heavy-duty wire as well, meaning they won’t bend under the weight of the ornaments. The base of the tree measures 70 inches in diameter, giving it a nice overall shape. It comes complete with 850 clear mini lights already mounted, each with a locking base to prevent the lights from working their way loose. Decorative burr cones are also included. The tree’s carton is intended to be used for storage. Also available in 4 1/2 foot, 6 1/2 foot and 9 foot heights.
National Tree probably makes the widest assortment of authentic tree look alikes. You can get any type of pine tree you can imagine from them, whether Carolina Pine, Dunhirr Fir or this Douglas Fir. The branches and needles of this tree not only look real, but feel real as well. The tree comes with 750 multi-colored lights already pre-wired and attached to the tree. The bulbs used have a bulb lock to keep them from falling out of the sockets. As a hinged tree, it is extremely easy to set up. The carton is designed to allow storage of the tree for next year. Comes with spare bulbs and fuses.
This Valley Spruce from National Tree doesn't have as many points as the Douglas Fir, mostly because the needles are longer. The tree is hinged, making for quick and easy setup. The 550 clear lights are pre-strung on the tree, saving you the work. Each light has a lock on it to prevent it from coming out. The tree has a 52-inch base diameter. The storage carton is designed to protect your tree for next year, making it just as easy to store as set up.
This tree is 6 1/2 feet tall, rather than the 7 1/2 foot tall trees we've been looking at. It’s also pre-flocked, as well as pre-lit, for those that prefer a flocked tree. Branches are hinged for easy set up and storage. It comes pre-wired and pre-lit with clear Dura-lit lights for long life. There is also a convenient on/off foot switch for lighting the tree. This same model is available in 3 foot, 7.5 foot, 10 foot and 14 foot sizes.
For those who can’t afford the high dollar trees that we’ve been looking at, perhaps this “pull-up” tree is more what you need. The tree collapses flat for easy storage. When you’re ready to set it up, simply pull up on it to expand it out of its storage shape. The tree is six feet tall, with a 36-inch diameter. It is pre-lit with 400 colored lights. Everything is weather-proofed so that the tree can be used indoors or outdoors. Branches are multi-toned for added visual appeal. While this treed doesn't look as realistic as some of the others, its convenience makes it a great find.
Vickerman makes a great line of Christmas Trees, including several slim models. This 7.5 foot tall model has a base that’s only 43 inches in diameter, more than two feet less than others in this size range. The tree is flocked, giving the appearance of having just having been snowed on. The elegant look of the flocking makes for a great background for whatever ornaments you are going to attach. The branches are hinged for easy set up and storage and it comes with its own metal base. Styled after a Utica Fir, it has 1019 points to hang your ornaments on. Like all Vickerman’s trees, this one is high quality and backed by a 10 year limited warranty.
For those that don't like flocked trees, Vickerman offers this unflocked tree. A Camdon Fir, it actually has more points than the flocked one does; with a total of 1,438 points. It is 43 inches in diameter, making it just a touch bigger around than the flocked one is. Nevertheless, it is very comparable in all other regards. This particular tree is very full, leaving no "gaps" between branches for people to look through. That makes it a very attractive tree to put in your living room, whether you have lots of ornaments or just a few.
The Vienna Twig fir tree is so named for the very short needles it has, making the branches look like twigs. That makes for a lot of open space in the tree; in fact, you can easily look right through it. One way to look at that is that it provides lots of room for your ornaments and the tree won’t be detracting from them. With a total of 818 tips there's room for plenty of ornaments too. The tips are two-tone, brown with green tips for greater realism. The tree is 46 inches in diameter.
If you're really tight on space, or looking to create a "forest look" with several trees, this one may be the tree for you. At only 18 inches in diameter, you could put this tree just about anywhere. It’s a little shorter than others, at only 5.5 feet tall, but that makes it a good second tree in a cluster. Even with it being so small, it still has lots of room to hang ornaments, as the points are very small. Basically, the tree looks like the points are coming right out of the trunk, so all you see is a mass of points. Great for decorating.
This is another unusual tree, as well as being another great one to use in a cluster. Not only is it very thin, but the branches start a couple of feet off the floor. If you have crawling babies or puppies that like to chew, that could be a great advantage. The tree is frosted, so it looks like it is covered in ice crystals. Frosted berries start the decorating for you. The trunk of the tree is visible through openings in the branches, but colored and textured to look like real wood. The one drawback to this tree is that the base is made for permanent mounting, such as would be done in a commercial application. However, you could easily attach it to a piece of plywood, giving it a wider base.
I’ll have to say, I was excited when I found this tree. This is the first true LED Christmas Tree I’ve seen. With LEDs instead of those pesky little lights that everyone uses, you don’t have to worry about your nice, expensive tree dying in a couple of years. This one will last for a long time. The 550 LEDs on this tree provide a warm white light. Flocking makes the tree look like it has been standing out in the snow. I’m not sure how many points it has, but it seems to be about midrange; so not as many as some, but still plenty to go around. This tree is a true winner all around.
GKI Bethlehem makes a nice selection of Christmas Trees; some of the best on the market. This particular tree is patterned after a Green River Spruce, so it has a good number of points on it. It’s pre-wired and pre-lit with 500 multicolored lights. The lights are on a lock-in base, so you don’t have to worry about them coming loose. They also stay lit, even if some of the bulbs go out. It stands 7-1/2 feet high, but is only 41 inches in diameter, able to fit into any home.
While this tree is from the same manufacturer as my number one pick, it doesn’t have the LED lights that the other one does. The tree is lit with 400 dura-lit clear lights. The tree itself has 1,045 branch tips, providing plenty of places to hang ornaments. It is also frosted, giving the tree the appearance of having a light dusting of snow or of having water freeze on it. That’s much less messy than flocking, while still having the tree give that visual impression of winter. Pine cones and frosted berries complete the effect.
This tree is a bit shorter at only 6 feet. If you have a tall tree topper, such as an ornament with a spike, and standard height ceilings, that would be a necessity. It is lit with 400 clear mini lights in lock-in sockets to keep them from coming loose. Even if one does come loose or burn out, the string will keep lit. A total of 1,210 tips are arranged in subtle layers for decorating ease. GKI Bethlehem’s trees are designed and manufactured to look real, even to the point of having “new growth” needles at the ends of the branch tips.
I wasn’t sure what to make of this tree, but it definitely deserves mentioning. This is another LED tree, although the LEDs aren’t on the branch tips, like the one in our number one slot. This one is using fiber-optics to carry the light from the 120 LEDs to the branch tips. The lights change color, with eight different programmable effects, providing a wonderful light show. The tree only has 220 tips, so you can’t put as many ornaments on it. It is depending upon the fiber optics for its beauty, rather than the ornaments you add on.