Yesterday we went and picked up the Christmas Tree at the lot we purchased on Thursday. It is 12 1/2 feet tall. We been getting big trees for years. The tree is really a too big for our living room but since we both enjoy our Christmas Trees so much it is OK. These big trees are heavy and hard to handle. It is mandatory it comes in whole but doesn't have to leave that way if necessary. It takes us a few days to decorate it, and that's part of the fun. One day for the lights and one or two days for the other decorations depending on how we feel.