We planted the tree in the same year we bought this house, 1996. It was 6 feet tall when we planted it. Easy to decorate with lights. Took about 15 minutes, if that, and most of that time was figuring out how to run an extension cord from the garage.
Problem now is, the darn tree keeps growing. Well over 20 feet tall now. It takes a little more time to put up the lights on it. It also takes more lights each year.