I've had enough people ask, so here's what I've done...
The original "Tree of Life" pattern in from Lion Brand. You can DL it from there site for $3.95. OR register at http://www.marymaxim.com and DL it for free.
I took there basic pattern for the tree, and pretty much ignored the rest of the pattern... They call for 4 repeats of the tree pattern in each row, I'm using 3 (don't like even numbers visually). I'm also skipping the "flower garden" section (I'm not that gay...)
Working with 2 strands of TLC worsted (synthetic, but I've got cats and need to be able to wash it...) and size 13 circular needles.
I'm going to put some kind or border around it, just haven't figured out what yet. Their's has a sorta scallopy thing that's just not working for me.
Lemme know if you have any other questions.