Merry Christmas, Everyone!
What you're looking at is my grandma's freshly cut Christmas tree. It's about 3 1/2 feet tall, and was once growing on her own land.
Sure, it's not the biggest tree, and yes, there are plenty of trees out there with branches that are much more full.
This one was cut with knowledge of the area it was growing within. It was chosen not only for its shape, but also with an eye for how its removal would effect the surrounding area's life. This tree wouldn't have grown to its full potential. There were others that would have kept it from receiving proper light and nutrients.
Choosing a tree that isn't grown on a tree farm requires proper knowledge of the environment, and I was proud of my family's choice. Respect for the world around you goes a long way.
Have a Merry Christmas!