or How do I get my cat to quit climbing it? Quick background--I have 5 cats, four of whom were adopted from the same rescue a couple years ago, and now range in age from 4.5 to 9 (two are at the youngest age, one is believed to be their mother. None of them are tree climbers. My youngest cat showed up in front of my house last February, then approximately 10-12 months, probably from a hoarder house that got torn down a few blocks away (cat population exploded in the neighborhood with adult cats). She will not quit climbing the tree--well, it may be moot now, as she broke the base, but how does one get a cat to not climb a Christmas tree?