Our "Miracle Tree", the Colorado Blue Spruce that is at the end of our driveway and about 30 feet tall had to have it's tippy-top pruned off because it was a tad bit close to the power lines. We asked the tree company guys to be GENTLE, CAREFUL and THOUGHTFUL . . . because of the history of this stunningly beautiful tree's survival of our terrible fire in July 1994.
I watched them carefully trim off the top . . . and was glad they were careful, but it still made me a bit teary eyed. As my hubby says, "that tree was hard won". I went out and asked them for the top and decided it would make a perfect little Christmas tree out on our deck. The end was just perfect to fit in the hole (for a patio unbrella) in the middle of our metal patio table. I strung on some mini lights and topped it with a good Scottish tartan plaid bow . . . and we have our little blue spruce Christmas tree . . . all lit up from the top!!! Another way to enjoy a bit of our "Miracle Tree"!!