... is by American Poet Joyce Kilmer (1886 to 1918). Joyce, by the way, was a bloke ...
fbb has been grappling with trees recently ...
Add to the difficulty fbb's miserly expenditure policy and the old man has a real problem.
His first trees were bought at full price; but they were "cheap and cheerful" (cheap - i.e. less expensive).
Next came a second-hand purchase. These consist of a moulded plastic "trunk and branches" with some foamy plastic stuck on.
The third, and currently final second-hand purchase was a bag of 20 pine trees - also, like the birds nesting in them, going cheap (groan). And fbb now knows why. Too small, too evenly styled and with lurid yellow ends to the branches, not easily seen in photographs.
But why not buy better trees. How about ONE scale horse chestnut?
The tree-makers, by the way, are The Model Tree Shop (web site here). Other suppliers of trees of various qualities can be found on-line.
Or fbb could make his own. The usual method is to untwist twisted wire to make a tree-plus-branches shape; fill the twists with gunk and glue wodges of leaves in the branches. It is a hugely skilled job and fbb will not live long enough to make any attempts at perfection. But some can do it!