I saw this on a recent walk in the neighborhood. I doubt the trend of clothing trees is isolated to Seattle. Who are these busy-bee knitters who believe the trees need to be decorated? Please, use your skills elsewhere. Knit sweaters for the homeless,scarves for your friends, or outfits for your pets. Leave the trees alone! Have some respect for nature. Let them stand in splendid nakedness. Sweaters on trees just makes us humans look silly.