Start swinging safely
One of the unique creations for summertime is the tree swing. Something so fun, so simple, and so iconic is hard to let go. Over time, it has become one of the most favorite forms of summer fun, the appeal of a swing is apparent. While the materials it is built with have changed from just a length of rope and plank, the concept remains the same. Using your body to shift the swing back and forth, swaying in the air. A tree swing is a down-to-earth way to be carefree. Nonetheless, it still necessitates care and attention from installation to the finished product.
Start with the best location
The basic idea of a tree swing is to attach it to a tree safely, so it stays intact. The first aspect to contemplate is the tree itself. Not every tree is sturdy, so make sure that you pick a branch that will remain strong. Oak trees are famous for their durability and strength, making them perfect for a tree swing.
After you pick the tree, you need to select the branch. To tolerate the pull and weight of a tree swing, you should choose a limb that’s no less than eight inches in diameter, as well as no more than 20 feet from the ground. This type of limb gives you room to swing with little strain and providing the much-needed strength to hold an individual. If you need any of your branches trimmed, you should contact a Buffalo tree service company to do the work.
When you find what you want, examine the branch. It must be distress-free and healthy. There must be no splitting, disease, or infestation. Make sure the branch isn’t a dead limb. It could break quickly! Test the branch and the swing by letting a grown-up try it out before the little ones use it.
Buffalo Tree Service wants to help you in every aspect of tree care available. We are here to give you tips, tricks, and helpful hints to make sure that you give all the love you can to your trees!
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