I just received all of my RGB strips, power supplies, and controller for my first RGB mega tree!!! My strips are 5 meters / 16.5 feet. I want to use the whole length of the strip for my mega tree. It will have 12 legs. My real question is how should I approach this? From an expense, durability, and assembly/disassembly standpoint. I can't afford for this thing to fall over. I found a 21 foot galvanized pipe that is 2 inches in diameter. That gives me plenty to put in the ground and keep the strips off the ground in case of snow. I would bolt some angle iron at the top and bottom to hold my schedule 40 PVC pipe the strips will be attached to. The galvanized pipe alone is $85. Is this complete overkill? My other thought is to use 4 inch PVC pipe. Two 10 foot sections and a coupling would run about $35. I could also use guy wires at the top if needed. Would 17.5 feet of 4 inch PVC hold everything through a cold and windy winter? I'm not too worried about wind. The mega tree will be fairly close to the side of my house and that will buffer the wind considerably.