This is the best tree I have ever bought. It's worth much more than the $30 it costs. Unlike other trees I've gotten for he same price it doesn't have "see through" sections. It's a very full skinnier tree. Perfect for the small space I have to put it in. It's so easy to put up and even though others have said it creates a mess when fluffying it up it really isn't much of a mess and a quick vacuuming after gets all the mess right up. My kids love the snowy look. It's beautiful lit up and decorated. Definitely a must buy even if your not on a tight budget.