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Extreme Mini Trees
The Extreme Mini Trees are fabricated using a Polyethylene Terephtalate Glycol-modified (PETG) material.  It's a clear, flexible, polyester product that comes in a varity of thickness.  We used .020" x 4' x 8' sheets which allowed for three, 36" tall trees per sheet.  The material can be bonded using methylene chloride (acrylic adhesive) applied from a fine, needle nose squeeze applicator. The material can be easily cut with scissors, razor blade, or utility knife.

The PETG is sanded on both sides, with an orbital sander, to create a diffused surface.   It's then cut in the shape shown below and the two straight edges are glued together using a 1" wide backing strip of PETG.   The base of the tree is a 3/4" x 16" diameter Douglas fir disk. The tree is mounted to the base using small sheet metal screws.

The light source is a RGB Rainbow Flood from Seasonal Entertainment®, with connectivity through a RJ45 keystone mounted in the base.

To hold the tree to the ground we placed a 1" diameter PVC pipe 10" into the ground with a tee at the bottom so it wouldn't pull up.   Just above the tee we glued in a threaded connector.  The tree base has a 10" threaded plastic pipe mounted to its underside.   The threaded pipe on the tree base is dropped into the PVC tube, with a couple of rotations, the tree its firmly secured.