The CS is a great powder board, but if I was in the market for a budget powder stick, I'd look into the Salomon Powder Snake. I'm not sure it'd have quite the same float as the CS, but I think it would be a bit better in tight trees.
Don't get me wrong, I still rip my CS through the trees, but with it's flat camber profile, you're doing all the work. You gotta throw it around pretty hard. Not a big problem in CO's light powder, but in heavier, wetter snowpacks, you'd probably be working your ass off.