You haven't seen anything until you've seen a dead, dry tree explode into flames. It was awesome. Truely one of the most breathtaking things I've seen.
And it was so suddenly hot that it melted holes in Alex's bag, sitting several feet away. Not cool for Alex, but indicative of how amazingly hot and large the fire was all at once. And the fire just consumed the tree -- ate it up. The tree was one thing, and then was transformed so quickly into another plane of being. I've never seen anything burst into flames so explosively or be so quickly consumed by the fire.
I want to burn my tree every year.
I also never want to live in a fire zone. Like in the parts of Colorado that are all dry in the summer and anything can set them off.