You don't have to go round and round... at least with lighting the tree. Lights look the same hung vertically as they do horizontally. Start in the back of the tree with the plug (male) at the bottom. hang the lights in a zig-zag pattern going up the tree. When you reach the top, bring the string back down to the bottom. Repeat this up and down stringing of lights until your tree is covered. About six sets of lights covers a 7' tree. Once the lights are on, tuck some in towards the trunk. Putting your lights on this way will make it easier for removal as well. If you really want to walk around and around something tall and festive... wait until May. This is one more way to Pull It Together.