This tree is beautiful. I was skeptical when I ordered it. I read several reviews and decided to take a chance. I am very glad I did. You do have to form or fluff the tree, but I expected that when I ordered it. If you take your time, you can make it look very beautiful. There are not open or bare spots in the tree. The first picture is right after I got the tree and I was still working on the branches. The second picture is the tree all decorated. I was worried about the flocking falling off. Some did, but I expected that. After I got it up and arranged, very little has fallen off. I would definitely order again.