We had a lovely tree this year, a Noble fir purchased from the Denver Optimists Club's tree lot. The money funds their various charities, and their trees are high-quality. This one dropped hardly any needles at all in the past month. I'm a bit sad to see it go.
Jackson reassured me as much as he could by standing close and trying to lean on me while I took the lights down. He's very helpful and thoughtful that way.