It's bare on the back and fairly sparse everywhere else. It has branches that stick way out and branches tight to the trunk. The top was hard to identify at first and the branches bend easily with the weight of ornaments.
I love it. I wanted a tree from the woods this year, a little wildling that would not be perfect or so full I couldn't hang ornaments on it. This one was growing on an old gas line right-of-way and it fit all my criteria pretty well. I would have preferred a more perfect shape, but then my own shape isn't so perfect so who am I to judge?
For the past 5 years we've had an artificial tree because my allergies were so bad we were removing all potential causes. It took a while to realize that the main culprit was our little cocker spaniel, and even longer for my allergies to settle down to the point where one pill a day is all I need for control. This year, I wanted a live tree again. And not one from a tree lot. So Larry and I went for a walk a couple weeks ago and found this little guy. He's just what I wanted.
Got your tree up yet? What kind do you have this year? Has anyone tried a "twig" tree--one with no needles at all?