Yep. Took down the tree, our very first real tree, today. We kept it watered but nevertheless it is as dry as a desicated lizard carcass in the Mojave Desert. Just touch it and it sheds 10,000 needles instantly. After the tree was removed we spent two solid hours, no exaggeration, vacuuming. Had to stop and clear the needle clogs from the vacuum cleaner a dozen times. I'm not sure when we put it out to the curb. For now it is standing outside among the shrubbery, looking very much at home.