The primary use of metal trees is as purely decorative items, though they are also used for displaying other decorations, such as hanging ornaments or votive candles. Metal trees are especially associated with the celebration of Christmas.
Metal trees are sculptures made out of metal plates, wire or poles. They can serve as decor for parties, gardens and holiday celebrations. Often their artificial branches are designed to display other objects. For example, a store may use a metal tree to display jewelry items for sale. More commonly, metal trees are sold as Christmas decor for homes and are designed to display ornaments.
While real trees, if used as decorative objects, are relatively fragile and need to be replaced as they decay, metal trees are made out of relatively durable materials and can last for years. Many of them have bendable branches that allow them to be stored efficiently.