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Realistic fake trees?

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MackerelOfFact Mon 31-Oct-16 15:10:17

Has anyone got or seen a convincing artificial tree? I love real trees but can't justify the expense (or tree death) so am toying with either buying a living one and recyling it for a few years (which is risky, I know) or getting a realistic artificial one. I hate the uniform branches, colour and triangularity of most artificial trees and you can instantly tell when a tree isn't rea.

It doesn't need to be huge, I'd rather it was small and authentic than sprawling and fake. Around 4ft would be ideal, preferably less than £50.

I'm eyeing up this one and also this one (which looked more realistic in the shop - this is the smaller version which shows it looking more realistic).

Saw a lovely one in TK Maxx the other week but decided it was too early to buy it and am now regretting it.

Does anyone own or know where I might procure such a thing?

MackerelOfFact Mon 31-Oct-16 15:50:41

Ooh this is a bit out of budget but lovely. Hmm.

MackerelOfFact Mon 31-Oct-16 22:28:58

That'll be nobody, then! grin

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Mon 31-Oct-16 22:30:33

What about the white company

Havent checked sizes and prices but i liked the one i saw in line

John lewis had a lovely one last year

NameNumber2 Mon 31-Oct-16 22:31:19

Try Balsam Hill, really beautiful and last for many many years.

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Mon 31-Oct-16 22:31:29

I like the house of fraser one

RufusTheSpartacusReindeer Mon 31-Oct-16 22:32:03

My fake tree is 26 years old this year and i still get people asking if it is real

HolgerDanske Tue 01-Nov-16 06:43:39

I saw one in Homebase but it was also £100. A remarkably good rendition of a Nordmann fir. I am going to wait until it's in the sale. Or until the 1st of Dec.

MackerelOfFact Tue 01-Nov-16 07:24:04

Ooh the White Company ones look stunning in the pictures, the reviews say they don't look as good in the flesh though. I could stretch to £65 for the small one, am tempted.

The foliage of the Balsam Hill ones looks incredibly realistic but they still seem to have that slightly-too-perfect triangle shape.

MarjorySunshineDust Sat 05-Nov-16 16:46:30

I'm looking for one as well, feel the same about the Balsam Hill trees, I want something less perfect! They had some that looked good in John Lewis last year stupidly didn't buy.

FormerlyCatherineDeB Sat 05-Nov-16 17:46:08

My tree is from BH - believe me when I say that it doesn't look perfect when arranged by yours truly. I reckon they must spend a week getting the branches to look like that whereas I do mine in an hour incl decorations!

AxminsterCarpet Sat 05-Nov-16 18:41:44

I saw a White Company one in the flesh last year and thought it looked lovely and very realistic.

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