The design process begins with the selection of a healthy tree that will continue to thrive with a treehouse attached to it. There are a number of factors we consider when choosing the right tree:
- trunk diameter
- proximity to utilities
- proximity to main house
- wind, sun, and view considerations
- approximate height of treehouse desired by client
- any proposed add-ons or approaches (stairs, bridge, boardwalk, ramp)
The health of the anchor tree is crucial to the safety and longevity of your treehouse. As well as Pete knows his trees, he still strongly recommends that you enlist the help of a local arborist to evaluate the health of your trees. An arborist can also identify any work that might need to be done to prepare the site for your project. Clients who live in the Puget Sound area can check our Resources page for arborists that Nelson Treehouse and Supply has experience working with.
Ready to take the next step towards building your dream treehouse?
We kindly ask that you fill out this short questionnaire so we can learn a little more about your vision and see if our company might be a good fit for your project. We review each submission thoroughly so please be patient while awaiting a response. We look forward to talking more...until then, to the trees!