It took me approximately 4 hours to put the tree up and its just taken me 40 minutes to dissect it all and chuck it in the roof box of the car ready to be taken to the dump! how can that be? We decided to take it down today as the husband is at work now for the week and the tree was dead, yes dead. I would wake every morning to pine needles on the floor and by the time evening came there would be a pile ready for me to sweep up. I couldn’t cope with it being up for another week so today its come down and its nice and spacious in my pokey toy clustered filled flat!