Christmas Tree Testing

Mom suggested I crochet a Christmas tree for this year's Silent Auction, so I dug into the patterns available on Ravelry to find the perfect tree.  After a lot of reading and evaluating, I came down to two patterns:  Christmas Tree by sarisue and Crochet Christmas Tree by Michael Sellick of The Crochet Crowd.  Neither was exactly what I wanted, so I came up with this small mock up using inspiration from both patterns (and lots of leftover green yarns):

I'm pretty happy with it, so a big version will be coming soon!