I bought some nice white cardboard tubes for mailing. They are 4 inches wide and 24 inches long. Bought them at one of my very favourite stores, Shippers Supply. These tubes will ship my family tree kits. The thing I love about Shippers Supply is that you can find any box you could dream of and buy one or thousands of them.
I decided the white tubes wanted to be tree trunks. So, Julia and I did a little crafting. We used cut up sponges, water colours, natural tissue paper, and some white glue. Here are some photos (got to work on my colour consistency in my photos, please ignore)