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*far* from nearly natural.. unless you are blind or squinting.
on December 4, 2013
Please do not buy based on earlier higher ratings. It's a *truly* a fake tree that all your guests will be able to identify with no issues. This product is shame on artisanship of fake trees, the people who made it, did a bare minimum job.
I have bought two of these from Amazon, and have already own fake 6.5 silk trees (different brand from Costco , no longer sold) for comparable prices. Its night and day difference, this one being a night. I will be returning nearly natural back to Amazon.
The photo representation of the tree is such that it hides most issues. Here are the quality issues with this tree that that i don't have in similar tree from Costco:
1. The base stalks have pink paint lines on joints. Doesn't look natural.
2. The leaves have plastic leftovers.
3. The leaf set is inserted into stems via a pipe holder... they didn't even tried to hide the fact that it's a fake tree..
4. there are several burn marks to fix some leaves (burnt plastic, like it touched soldering iron or something)
The only two ways to hide all these issues is
a) Meticulously find a side that hides all tree issues, and this might not be the best side of tree (like you want to keep smaller shoots toward viewing side)
b) Don't get too close to it or put the plant in extremely low light.
If you feel like you need to throw away your 80$, may be try a charity instead. I will try to post comparable photos to show an excellent fake tree from badly faked tree (this one).