The Last Stand includes: 1 base, 1 securing ball, 4 legs, 4 eye screws with washers and 4 thumb screws.
You can cut your tree down with an ax or saw. It does not matter if
the trunk is perfectly straight, or if
your perfect tree does not have a straight trunk at all. The Last Stand will secure your tree perfectly.
To assemble, simply slide the four legs into the base slots. Affix the securing ball snuggly to the tree trunk with provided eye screws. Place the tree into the base, turn to show its best side, make tree straight and lightly tighten base thumb screws against securing ball to maintain the desired postition. Adding up to a gallon and a half of water only increases the stability of your decorated tree.