A dollar tree isn’t the most common tree on the block, but its real value isn’t just for its value as a tree, it’s also for its sentimental value, as the tree’s owner says.
“It’s a real treasure,” said Paul Brierley.
He bought the tree on Christmas Eve and now sells it every year for $2,000.
Brierley is a self-taught tree grower and says it is the best Christmas tree he has ever owned.
This year he said he wanted to show the world that a dollar can buy you a house and a car.
The story of a Christmas tree story and its roots Briersley has been trying to sell the tree for four years.
We were told it’s a really beautiful tree, so I think if I put a dollar in it I can make it beautiful,” he said.
His idea is to take a large piece of white pine and cut it in half.
When he took it home he cut a big piece of it in two.
Next he took the top and cut a large chunk off.
It’s actually a bit of a nightmare.
Then I cut it down in half and I used a hammer to break the pieces up and it was like a really fine sandpaper.
Once I had it, I just thought ‘that would be a great idea, if I could do it that way’.
He’s also considering selling the tree to someone who wants to buy it.
That’s when the story took off.
He’s selling the money for a house in Melbourne.
But it has become a bit much for him.
In December he was in the process of selling his second tree.
And while he wants to sell it, he said it was just a piece of fun.
I think if you put a little bit of money in it, it will be worth it.
He said he’s planning to keep the tree.”
You know, I think it’s probably the best idea ever to do a dollar, but it’s just an idea,” he added.
A few years ago, a dollar was worth $3,500.
At Christmas, Brierly said he bought the $2 million tree and he thought he would sell it.