Does Skatter have issues with large files?

OK, Couple things:
1.) I have a rather large file,
2.) I’m trying make a group of 3-D modeled Trees (heavy) a Skatter object.

Issues I’m encountering:

  1. Skatter won’t allow me to paint, therefore I cannot control where I what my trees,
  2. My trees won’t render.

Please help!

Could you send me the file? [email protected]

Please open the Ruby Console (Window > Ruby Console), and tell me if anything appears in it while you try to paint in Skatter.