This is a big tree! Mine came out at 24 inches in the cast iron stand! It’s full of thick branches and I used two colors of green in mine. I mounted it in the sheep base and the base does need to be weighted to keep its balance. I also pulled my branches forward to make it flat on the back and the tree thicker in front. It will also sit cute in any of the cast iron stands. This kit includes a 19-20 in dowel marked for branch placement, cloth wrapped wires, a roll of florist tape and directions. It’s a basic tree kit. You will need 1/4 of wool, wire cutters, scissors and glue.