It definitely makes a noise.
I heard it...with mine own two ears and saw it with mine own two eyes.
Here's the thing, I had asked the Mr. (multiple) times to tie the tree down. "Nah", he said, "It'll be fine."
As the tree wibbly wobblied hither and nither, I asked again (and again and again), for him to tie the tree down. "There's nothing to tie it to." said the Mr.
I suggested the he could nail a couple of small nails (or screw a couple of small screws) into the window frame or the trim to tie the fishing line to. No dice.
Then the tree fell. Yesterday. While he was waaaaaaayyyyyy out of town, leaving me to man handle the tree back into an upright position all by myself. (I am kicking myself for not taking photos of the tree on the ground...but I was panicking at the thought of a tree stand full of water seeping into the carpet. Sorry.)
(Poor angel, lost all her dignity with her skirt over her head like that!)
I sent him a photo of the carnage via text...replete with a message that went something like this: THE #%$% TREE FELL!!! @#$#% I TOLD YOU SO!!! #@$@#%@#^#$!$#%#$%#$^#$^!$^#!$%$%!!!"
(Okay, so it wasn't that bad. I think.)
My dear sweet hubby redecorated the tree...and secured it:
(I, very obviously, need my camera cleaned.)
Hmmmm...not exactly the inconspicuous small nails, but whatev. It'll work for this year!
Excuse me now, I've got a carpet full of pine needles that needs to be vacuumed.