This last weekend, there was enough snow on the ground at my cabin to safely have this fire.  We had a pine tree that had fallen down on the road.  When you are logging, you have to "limb" the tree.  (As in take of the branches).

This was a pine tree, so obviously the branches were pine needles.  AND THEY WERE FRESH, NOT DRY!  And this is what happened:

It didn't take hardly anything to get this fire going, and this wasn't even as big as a full Christmas tree, just a pile of pine needle branches in a pit.  That's why I use an artificial tree!