We’re spoiled nowadays with our symmetrical Douglas firs and hearty blue spruces. Perfectly shaped. Even distribution of branches and nettles. A neat and tidy six to eight feet tall and easily tied to the roof of the car for easy transport home.
This is all a modern invention, of course, the result of agricultural science and commercial farms and pop-up tree lots that sell the 25–30 million trees sold annually in America. Before all that, Christmas trees were just..well….