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best thing since sliced bread

sliced trees
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christmas trees sliced into four parts vertically.

each chopped down tree will decorate four homes at yuletide. they will cost less, save space, require a fourth of the amount of decorations, cut down by a fourth on the amount of dropped needles, more easily carried over the shoulder without losing any of the length. “Hi Ho, Hi Ho! its off to work we go!” – oops sorry, where was I?

these sliced trees will fit really neatly into a corner of the room and are less likely to be tipped over by the cat or a drunken Santa.

po, Dec 22 2005

Kaleidoscopic Christmas Tree Kaleidoscopic_20Christmas_20Tree
[JesusHChrist, Dec 23 2005]

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       excellent. [po]   

       though a drunken santa might not knock it over, you know what he does in the corner, right? heh
nth, Dec 22 2005

       that's o.k. a christmas tree should be watered regularly.
po, Dec 22 2005

calum, Dec 22 2005

       "Anthony's family has a full tree, daddy."   

       "Anthony lives in a broken home. Just open your damn presents."
notmarkflynn, Dec 22 2005

       Any reports of a drunken Santa should be reported to the police - drunk in charge of a fully-laden sleigh is a serious offence.
coprocephalous, Dec 22 2005

       Fantastic idea, rich families that normally get a whole tree could get 4 for each corner of the living room, creating a christmas grotto scene to impress the relatives/santa.
Mr Phase, Dec 22 2005

       Very good idea!   

       If a drunk santa does not knock the tree down, a few hyperactive kids trying to climb the christmas tree will. A good tree tends to waste a great deal of space unless you put it in the middle of the room.   

       Even the use of an electric bush trimmer to cut away 70% of the tree or so will make it much easier to position it in the room without using excess space. Most times the gifts end up under one side or one corner of the tree.
Jscotty, Dec 22 2005

       this 90° tree needs a one pointy star to go on top.
po, Dec 22 2005

       Those of us with odd-shaped houses could possibly benefit from a 3/4 tree to fit a convex corner!   

       Or multiple half-trees along a long corridor!   

       Yay! +
csea, Dec 22 2005

       Fabulous festive idea! Would putting 2 mirrors behind it help make it look whole, and even more fantabulous?
Dub, Dec 22 2005

       this is a real christmas tree - don't be fooled by imitations...
po, Dec 23 2005

       Wouldn't a lot of sap drip out the huge cut in the side of the tree?
MikeOxbig, Dec 23 2005

       I'll take two. One for the corner of the living room and one for the corner on the other side of the wall, in the dining room, so it appears there is a tree inside the wall.
Shz, Dec 23 2005

       Last Christmas, we attended a party where the Christmas tree had been sawn off about two thirds up to fit the room - it looked like it was growing through the ceiling. (No idea at all why they didn't saw off the *bottom* third. Perhaps they sold the top to someone else.)   

       Our own tree this year has a pronounced curve to the trunk - wouldn't work too well for splitting in four.
DrCurry, Dec 23 2005

       not easy to cut. My friend who works at the farm lost two fingers in a log splitter.
drummer37, Dec 23 2005

       I don't want to be a grinch, but isn't this just Kaleidoscopic Christmas Tree without the mirrors?
JesusHChrist, Dec 23 2005

       Boned because of what JHC said
Voice, Jul 20 2007

       I think that the tree would tend dry out faster since a lot of it would be missing. And while it drys out it would dry out on the cut side faster than the branch side resulting in a bent tree.   

       Maybe if the tree had a special corner stand that kept if from bending?   

       Anyway.. Cool idea.
Cerium, Dec 04 2007

       Thought I'd voted [+] on this last year. I hadn't. Now I have. Forgot to suggest it to the Mrs. today when she bought the widest, bushiest tree in the shop. For the next month I'll be sharing the living room with a presence larger than me, and I don't like it. Something a quarter of the size would have sufficed.
jtp, Dec 05 2007

       //Something a quarter of the size would have sufficed.// Marked for tagline. And [+] for the idea.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 05 2007

       //Wouldn't a lot of sap drip out the huge cut in the side of the tree?// That's on purpose, the sticky sap can be used to affix the tree to the wall.
zen_tom, Jul 11 2008

       Sounds like it would be tricky to cut, but my word is this a great idea.
Bad Jim, Jul 11 2008


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