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Old 11-25-2012, 10:37 AM   #31
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I really love my white tree. Got it at WalMart a few years ago for $45 and it's pre-lit. My tree is butted up right next to the window in my room where all the sun comes in and it has not turned brown...I didn't even know that was a problem with some trees!

Mine is covered in bright, glittery, shiny ornaments and has colored lights. Very whimsical and happy.
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #32
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Well, we just spent a chunk of the afternoon searching for a new tree. Only the hardware store had any white trees and that was where we got the expensive white tree that's now tan. There were none at Sears, Target, Home Depot, Walmart, etc (none as in they don't carry them). And no one had any silver trees.



I'm kind of at a loss now. We may put up our old green tree and call it a day.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #33
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Well, we just spent a chunk of the afternoon searching for a new tree. Only the hardware store had any white trees and that was where we got the expensive white tree that's now tan. There were none at Sears, Target, Home Depot, Walmart, etc (none as in they don't carry them). And no one had any silver trees.



I'm kind of at a loss now. We may put up our old green tree and call it a day.
Check your local plant nursery. Hobby Lobby had a tree that was lightly flocked.
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Old 11-26-2012, 10:14 AM   #34
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Well, we just spent a chunk of the afternoon searching for a new tree. Only the hardware store had any white trees and that was where we got the expensive white tree that's now tan. There were none at Sears, Target, Home Depot, Walmart, etc (none as in they don't carry them). And no one had any silver trees.



I'm kind of at a loss now. We may put up our old green tree and call it a day.
I saw some pretty silver trees while shopping online. I ordered online and it came quickly you could also have a look at Amazon and get that really quick. I was also unable to find one I liked at any of the same stores we went to.

Hope you find one!
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:48 AM   #35
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I loved our white tree but it also turned brown. I wonder if the heat has anything to do with it. We stored it in the garage in the Arizona heat.

We got a can of spray-on snow and that helped for a year or two, but finally threw out the tree.

First we had green strands and had to buy multi-color lights on white strands, so when we got another green tree we had to buy green strands again.

Pre-lit trees are fine but they usually don't come with enough lights to suit DH. He has this "thing" about lights -- you can never have too many. He's been known to overload extension cords, have to replace fuses, then spread out the load. After he put 30 strands of lights -- 100 lights on each -- on one 10-ft tree, the strands took turns going out, so he decided that maybe you CAN have too many lights.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:35 PM   #36
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I loved our white tree but it also turned brown. I wonder if the heat has anything to do with it. We stored it in the garage in the Arizona heat.

We got a can of spray-on snow and that helped for a year or two, but finally threw out the tree.

First we had green strands and had to buy multi-color lights on white strands, so when we got another green tree we had to buy green strands again.

Pre-lit trees are fine but they usually don't come with enough lights to suit DH. He has this "thing" about lights -- you can never have too many. He's been known to overload extension cords, have to replace fuses, then spread out the load. After he put 30 strands of lights -- 100 lights on each -- on one 10-ft tree, the strands took turns going out, so he decided that maybe you CAN have too many lights.
I like a lot of light too so I buy couple of boxes of the outdoor icicle lights and arrange them on the branches. It's cheaper than buying a bunch of single strands and gives tons more light. It's also easier than running lights up and down on each individual branch. That took me 4 hours one year on one of our older trees!
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:52 AM   #37
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Just a heads up that Big Lots has the smaller white trees for under $15. I am tempted to get one for a candy tree inspired one for my kitchen.
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