I actually wish Mr.ORSE would stop dragging home the most enormouos trees he can buy. I grew up amongst a forest of Pines and 1) don't understand paying $ for them and 2) think it's criminal to grow trees to cut them down for DECORATIVE purposes. He argues that is is less enviro-friendly to buy plastic ones.
I too hate seeing trees sawed down for stupid reasons. I think it might be better for the environment to use a real tree, though.