Loretta, The cat tree is wonderful!!! Ours is 6 feet tall and incredibly sturdy. I think even I could leap on top and it wouldn't wobble! In fact, the shipper said that the tree weighed over 200 pounds - so there is no way it will tip over. Also, the perches are very sturdy and well done. I think this tree will be around for the next 100 years! So, even though we paid twice what we would have paid for a tree at petsmart, this one will last, it looks much better, and it won't fall over even when our 15 pound cat leaps on or from it. It has been well worth the expense (but it was expensive!).
We bought one of the rustic trees and the cats have really liked having real tree limbs to scratch and climb. Since our cats like sisal rope, we got one leg covered with sisal, but all the other supports are real tree limbs, with the bark still on them. It is way too cool!
The rustic trees are on this pagehttp://www.angelicalcat.com/rstclrg.shtml