Amendment to the above comment, "Unless someone trimmed them that way on purpose". I know a gardener, Japanese descendant who can take a tree and sculpture it into almost anything you want. Beautiful trees and shrubbery. So it's possible to have perfect looking trees. It all depends on the landscaping for a particular home place or business. On the next video: I must warn you someone forgot to mic up the presenter so it get's a little quiet on the set. Making Pine, Spruce and Fir Trees Video 1 Courtesy of: ShortHillWestern [video=youtube;GxMwx-CUUrk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxMwx-CUUrk[/video] Uploaded on Sep 10, 2011 First in a series of 4 videos for our YouTube Channel on Making Realistic and Inexpensive Pine, Spruce and Fir trees for your model railroad. This is one in 4 videos for our YouTube Channel. Due to the size of the video being produced we had to break it up for YouTube. The complete video is available for purchase on our website under our Scenery Videos selection from our store. www.shorthillwestern.com Let us know what you think. You will need to find the other videos and feel free to do so. Also, for good quality and focus of the picture it may be necessary to bump it up to 360 pixels. I liked the video right off the bat with the introduction. Nothing like the Durango and Silverton Railroad. May I be so bold as to suggest you can take one technique from one video and use it with other's from another video. Make it your own, if you get my drift.