I gave up on watering my tree a while back and I deeply regretted it. We can only put the tree out on trash day so I basically stayed home from work yesterday to do that. I had BF carry it outside and wrestle the stand off the tree. Then I had to sweep the building hallway, stairs and entry way. I also had to sweep the living room before I could vacuum. All of those pine needles equaled one COMPLETELY FULL grocery bag. I did one long slow pass with the vacuum and I’m still nowhere near done, I just didn’t want to burn out the belt.