I just had to share my discovery of the best tree stand. We went out this morning to get a tree at one of the local nurseries and after making our selection (in less than 2 minutes to the utter surprise of the young guy helping us), the wife went in to pay for it. That left me talking with young guy. Our tree happened to be displayed on one of the rows in a stand. I noticed the stand as he got it ready for us and asked him about it. He said it was the best stand there was and further explained it only took a second to adjust the tree to a straight position.
Since I already had the WORST tree stand in the world, I decided to get it and save some holiday aggravation. The worst tree stand looks like this. Maybe you recognize it.
Well, I got it home and set the tree in the stand and straightened it to my wife's satisfaction (no mean feat), all in less than 2 minutes and no swearing. Whoo hoo! Sometimes it is the little things in life...
The best tree stand in the world is called Davis Tree Stand and they claim it is "the world's greatest Christmas tree stand. It has no equal!" and I believe them.
I forgot to add that you place a small container of water under the butt of the tree. Our nursery had several sizes and it was possible it was sold by the stand maker, but I am not sure.