So as of today, Saturday, February 27, 2010 my Tree has been outside for a year and a week. The one year celebration was postponed because of snow. The two pictures below show you that there is about 2ft of snow blowing around the Tree. It has completely covered the top half that is on the ground. We will see when the snow melts how much damage was done. Seems the top half of my Tree may be flattened while the bottom half is slowly peeling away through the layers of paper.