By then, I was ready to let the guys figure it out, so the three year old and I stayed at the fence.
So, in the end, there were no trees of the right size in this little stand, and we couldn't find a suitable place to pull off the road for one that was. I knew this process would probably take longer than I had time for, so I had driven separately from the rest of the crew. When I needed to head to work (I'm a librarian now) I left the guys to search for the tree. When I came home, they had an absolutely beautiful, uniform tree ... which they had purchased at Smith's in Jackson Hole (77 miles away) lol. Oh well. At least they had a fun day, and we now have a tree. This will be a fun memory too. :)
I'll post pictures of the tree once we get it decorated.