You apprach the tree with the utmost of caution, startled to find its bough burdened with a bevy of bombs. Before you can congratulate yourself on your clever use of alliteration, an ominous beeping reaches your ears. As you circle the tree, you come face-to-face with a large, beepeing clock...and it's counting down!
Oddly enough, however, no one seems to care. Everyone in townshire continues along with their business seemingly indifferent to the ticking death tree counting down to...to...wait, what exactly is this thing counting down to?
You return to the tree, no closer to understanding what in the world this thing is counting down to.
...Other than a fiery death, of course.
At the center of the tree image is a red LED style timer counting down till December 18, 2010 00:00:00.