This is so neat! Probably about a $100 worth of labor to do this, but I would love this by a porch. Maybe longer branches coated with a preservative and hang bathing suits and little life jackets for the kids. Also neat with old ornaments hanging from it!
Insulate Pipes Before Boxing Them In - While they're exposed, slip foam insulation sleeves over hot-water pipes to prevent heat loss and over cold-water ones to prevent condensation from dripping on the inside of the drywall or ceiling.