I also admired Billly the Kid's new tree... so I cut down some big willow limbs from my backyard and cleaned them really well (soap and water, rinse, vinegar spray, sun dried) and zip-tied them in place while I got the bolts from the hardware store. I was going to do something with a plywood-tray and casters for the base, but lucked out and found a super-heavy cast-iron christmas tree stand at a garage sale. It's working Perfectly.
I thought it was an easy, fun project, and my G2 LOVES his tree. He gets to bounce up and down on the branches, climb all over it and bite pieces off, and I think it makes him feel more confident... like a "Real Bird."
I think the whole thing cost me less than $5... hardware store bolts included. I live in Northern California, so willow grows freely all over the place- we also have Eucalyptus in my neighborhood, but none in my backyard, so I chose the willow.:)
Last edited by CrocusBlooms; 03/11/15 08:19 PM.