I've found a variety of cheap, snow tipped, pyramidal pine christmas trees at Michaels Art Store here in Toronto. They come in 1",2" and 4" sizes 3-5 per pack, depending on the size for $1.69(Canadian), $1(US). They're basically wire frame trunk stuck in a wooden dowel base with plastic branches. Not bad for the price! Certainly an inexpensive 'filler' for any background scenery. Just thought I'd pass it along as they'll probably only be around for the season.