Wish i'd paid attention last time I was on here and had seen your post. Ended up buying a similar tree from a second-hand for sale site online
but the blasted thing wouldn't stand up straight. Had to get my husband to do a repair job with some cable ties and a few pieces of scrap wood to stop it flopping. It did the job in the end but it's ended up getting binned yesterday. Think we'll be getting a real one next year. I thought an artificial one would be less agro but turned out not to be the case.