Dear Valued Consumer, thank you for the questions. The retail box with the Home Accents Holiday 9 ft. Brighton Pencil Artificial Christmas Tree (#TV90CH520S00) stored inside measures 42"x11"x16". This tree does not include storage bags, but storage bags are available separately. If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact a Polygroup telephone agent at 888-919-0070 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best Regards, Polygroup Manufacturer
They are not hinged. They bend out from the trunk! The people from Polygroup have outright told an untruth.