Right after thanksgiving my son keep on to me to put the tree up. I was dreading it.. Finally I said son I'm tired of hearing put the tree up. His next response "Momma can we deck the halls? " Who can turn that down? I knew what was going to happen to our tree. 17 month old tree climbing son. I gave in & put it up. Less than 8 hours later the tree had broken legs and "slayed" out in the middle of the living floor.