The poor thing...looks like heck..but hey, we will limp along with it until after Christmas...and the day after Christmas...down it comes. It's my fault. It's my first Christmas here in my new home and I got in a rush. It was such a pretty little tree too. I will get a "silk" one next year. I like to call it "silk" because ...well..it's better than "fake." What can I say? Remember, I said maybe.