Well I was out trimming the yew hedges in my yard when one piece fell off that looked a bit like a miniature tree. So I thought it might look good on my Tombstone layout. I'm pretty sure the "tree" would eventually dry up and look something like a piece from Halloween, so I sprayed the heck out of it with a dark green paint (couple of coats) and let it dry. I knocked it around for a few days to see if the "leaves" would fall off, but they didn't so I "planted" it (drilled a hole and stuck it in) to see how it looked. Looked pretty good, and it didn't cost anything except a bit of paint. This inspired me to make a few more which I have since placed about my layout. It's a bit of an experiment, but it seems like it might work. I figure the paint will "freeze dry" the branch and maybe the leaves will hold on. I've had them up a couple of weeks and no problems yet, but I'll let you know if I have any problems. Thought some of you might like to try this, if it hasn't already been done, so I've included some pictures from my layout to see the results.