How to Climb a Tree

How to Climb a Tree
Climbing a tree is a fun activity which you may have done when they were younger. Of course you were probably more nimble back in the day, not to mention lighter, which allowed you to bounce and spring from any branch on any tree. Nowadays you will have to look for specific trees and certain branches to make sure no unexpected dangers occur, such as branches breaking and swaying tree trunks.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • walking or hiking shoes
Step 1
Tie your shoes extra tight. You do not want your shoes to slip off during your climb.
Step 2
Locate a larger, older tree with full, healthy leaves. Trees with some bare branches will mean it has some sort of infection and could also mean the branches are not as secure as they look.
Step 3
Jump (if necessary) and hold yourself up off the ground by holding onto the bottom branch. Make sure it is strong enough to hold you. If the bottom branch isn't, the rest of the branches will not be either.
Step 4
Pull yourself up off the ground with the branch. Lift yourself up so you can place the heels of one of your feet on the branch. When you can do this push up with your foot so the other foot can plant itself onto the tree. Take hold of the branch above you to steady yourself.
Step 5
Continue this process until you reach your desired height, or until the branches become smaller and you do not believe they will be able to sustain your weight.

Article Written By Greyson Ferguson

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.

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