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What Should You Know About Tree Houses Before Building One?

Installing a tree house is good fun for the whole family!

There is nothing that signifies a traditional childhood. Tree houses are a fun retreat from home for children to play and have fun in, without being too far away from their parents’ watchful eyes. Even more fantastic, they get kids outside and being active. It is a classic feature in any adult’s childhood memories, and if they did not have one, they probably always wished they did. If you are thinking about giving your kids a quintessential feature of their childhood, there are a few aspects you should take into consideration so that you, your kids, and your yard are prepared to have a tree house.

Avoid Dead or Diseased Trees

Safety is the most important factor to take into consideration when building a tree house, so it goes without saying you will want to avoid building a tree house on dying or diseased tree. When picking a tree to build on, look out for warning signs that the tree may be dead or diseased. For example, here are a few warning signs to look out for: mushrooms growing at the base, a tree or branch with no leaves, or splits or cracks in the tree. These are all signs that the tree is dying and cannot be healed, and will need to be removed from your yard. If the tree is overall healthy and just has a few dead branches, you can also have the branches removed and then proceed with building your family’s dream tree house on the now perfect tree.

Pick the Right Tree

Once you have successfully navigated around all the dying or diseased trees in your yard, there are several other factors to take into consideration when picking the right tree for a tree house. Some trees are not naturally appropriate for building a tree house in. Bradford pear trees for example are common in Maryland, but are partly known for having very weak branches that frequently snap and fall off, meaning potential damage to your tree house and harm to your children. The perfect tree, however, you should attempt to build a tree house on is any hardwood tree. You will not have to worry about walnut or oak trees are able to withstand the pressures that come along with sustaining a tree house, and will make for a fun and safe time for your family.

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