In the springtime, give your little ones the gift of a tree swing. The good news is that it is simple to do as long as you use the right tree for the task. Not only must the tree be shaped correctly to host a seated wing, signifying you need a mature tree with sturdy roots. Read on to learn which are the best trees for swings.
Finding the Best Trees for Swings
Your main priority when picking a tree for a swing is the tree type. You must select the right tree type since not all trees can hold weight. Some suggestions for tree types are maples, spruces, oaks, poplars, hornbeams, sycamores, and beeches.
You must also pick the correct shaped tree. You have to select a tree with a tall canopy so that branches are not a problem, but you also want to get a mature tree and has the appropriate structure for a swing.
Older trees have more robust root systems, meaning they are less likely to fall or uproot.
You also want the tree to be disease-free, healthy, and in a spot far away from any possible obstructions or hazards. The landing zone of the swing must be six feet or more. The area around the tree must have a clear perimeter.
Finally, you want to pick a tree that has the proper branch structure. Though you may be searching for flat or straight limbs, you should look for the toughest. You could always change the swing straps to the limb's height above if it is not equal. It would help if you had the branch capable of supporting at least 70 pounds or the weight of your children.
Tips for Hanging a Tree Swing
Get a professional tree inspection by Rochester Tree Service to be sure your tree is durable.
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