With the Christmas season now past, it’s time to consider the pros and cons of having a tree in your home. Pro—trees are pretty. Con—maintaining them can be a pain in the butt. So, how would you like to have a tree in your living room year-round? Combining the best in appearance and minimizing the maintenance, Nature Maker of California specializes in making authentic-looking, sculpted trees made of metal. Their trees grace many of the nation’s malls, libraries, zoos, museums, restaurants, casinos, hotels and residences. The range of designs are limited only by the designers and architects imagination; they once built a tree over four stories high. For more information, see this video or visit their web site.

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