Remember this tree?
I blogged it last November.
(The link is acting weird in test.)
(Yay! Now that it's published it works for me.)
The tree has grown a lot.
I'm pretty sure it didn't reach the eaves last year.
I'm completely certain it wasn't this wide.
Something must be done. Does this look like a Christmas tree to you?
The fun part will be leaning over the deck railing with the long handled pruners trying to cut it at a length that's not too tall for my eight foot ceilings once it's firmly seated in a five-gallon bucket.
Then all the part that is trying to break through the stair railing can become door decoration and mantel trim, inauthentically mixed with pine cones.
I wonder if it will produce another leader, or if I will have to shape it into a point for next year. At the rate it grew this year, I could have a perpetual supply of Christmas trees.