We received our tree a few weeks ago and just set it up within the last few days. Out of the box, it didn’t seem quite like what I expected it would be like. Once we spread the branches, arranged its location in our living room, and stood back to see where we were…the tree looked as real as if we’d just cut it down at one of the local tree farms this Christmas. By the time it’s decorated, I dare anyone to see it and at first glance tell us it is an artificial Christmas Tree. About as real as artificial trees get that I’ve ever seen!