For the 2nd year in a row for Christmas one of our trees was a live tree so that we could plant it outside and enjoy it on a permanent basis. This year we chose a Golden Deodora. It is such a pretty evergreen. Light green needles tinged with a yellow/gold, if you didn't know what you were looking at you might think that it is on the anemic side. I adore it. It's branches droop down a bit giving it a romantic feel which fits in nicely with the multiple cedar trees we have. However, it needles are as sharp as the dickens. I think it looks sweet out there in it's new home filling in the space where years ago we lost a Douglas Fir in it's youth. It has towering evergreens one either side and reminds me of a small child with a big brother and sister looking out for it. It seems to be looking up to them for protection and friendship. It will look nice behind the gazebo that is planned in the area in front of it.