I have two cats that I absolutely adore and had been wanting a cat tree for them for quite a while. My husband refused to have the "eyesore" of one of the regular carpet cat trees in our living room. Our solution was to create a cat tree that is both artistic and functional. Living in the high desert of Bend, Oregon at the time, junipers were very abundant and almost a bit of weed as far as trees are concerned. I love the contrasting colors and the unique shape of this tree. It also serves a dual purpose as our Christmas tree during the festive season. Best of all, our cats love it!