This tree was a mess to put up. The branches would not come down where they should be because the lights were wrapped so tightly around the branches... I had to take some of the lights off to get the branches to move at all. The lights were literally tied in knots all over the tree. It was NOT an easy tree to set up. I used to have a 7' tree --- it was a LOT easier to put up than this little pre-lit tree. I am very disappointed.