Just wondering if anyone out there normally gets a live Christmas tree instead of using a fake one --and if you do let me know what kind you get. Just wanting some advice as far as whether your cat tries to chew on it or not. I found out that pine trees are pretty safe and possibly a spruce or a balsam(there is some conflicting reports on those). I found no information saying that Douglas firs were toxic or safe, so who knows about them. I have a five year-old domestic short hair, and he chews on my previous fake tree, so I'm figuring he will try with a real one.