Who hasn’t dreamed of the most grand tree house imaginable? Trap door, zip line, bucket on a pulley to get your stuff up. Well, for a few lucky kids their dream came true. And, their dad cared enough about the tree to call me in for advice. He didn’t want the dream tree house to be the demise of the tree. There are techniques to employ to minimize the damage to your tree when building a tree house.
Also, be sure to allow room between the deck and the trunk and frame around limbs in the guard railing.
- drill a hole through the tree 1/16″larger that the diameter of the cable;run the cable through the tree;and install a u-bolt or compression clamp to prevent the cable from slipping through the hole, or
- pre-drill and install a forged eye lag with wood threads and attach the cable to the eye with a thimble and u-bolts or compression clamps.