I had a live tree for Christmas and planted it in my yard after the festivities ended. The problem is this Arizona climate is hard on trees. I don't know if it'll make it. Evergreens are tough to tell if they're alive. They don't turn brown and look dead until they're really gone. That's not so with people. If someone died in my yard it would be obvious really soon. In just a few days that body would get bloated as the bacteria in the corpse give off gasses. Then the body would start to stink--really bad smell. That is not true with evergreens. They just sit there and look like a live tree even when they're not. Eventually, they turn brown and then you realize they're dead, but that comes months later.