Things to consider prior to building a treehouse 

Did you ever have a treehouse in your early childhood? If so you would totally agree that it is a magical aspect when you run wildly to a wilderness or even backyard just to build a treehouse. A treehouse is private hideaways for other kids.  

However treehouses isn’t just an adolescent boy place, they are nowadays weekend cabins, man caves as well as Victorian mansions. Treehouses are really fascinating thus should you be having treehouse building fever well what follows is a list of things you should consider prior to buying timber for your treehouse: 

  1. Selecting A Tree 

Two most crucial things that you have to consider is choosing the tree’s stability and structure. The place which you are choosing the tree from should be in a relaxing and peaceful. Otherwise you will not want to ever use it. 

  1. Tree’s strength 

Is the structure going to be supported by the tree?  It is important that the tree is hardwood and with a basic trunk diameter of 12 inches. It has to be sufficient in supporting structures of 8 square feet. And another thing how old or young is your tree? A young tree is what you should go for and nothing more or less. I mean do you want a tree that has aged which will collapse in unison with the treehouse that you have worked hard for?   

  1. Mounting

Several treehouses are entirely supported by the tree’s weight. To make this successful, drilling a “treehouse attachment bolt” is compulsory in the tree’s trunk. It does not aim at damaging the tree though other arborists debate that by doing so the tree is exposed to a lot of stress. Another consideration that you should think of is the support of our treehouse via digging beems below the ground. By doing so, a bear load or a staircase is created which the tree would have absorbed. An additional technique of mounting is building hexagonal patterns round your tree and letting the structure’s weight squeeze the trunk. Thus with this weigh, your treehouse hangs off the treehouse in a more- less manner. 

Apart from the above important considerations, here are additional considerations that you might want look at: 

  1. Permits

Before you even start, you might want to know if building a treehouse requires a permit from the county government or local government. And if so, receive the permit then go ahead to building your luxurious treehouse. 

 In other cities, building treehouses require restrictions in relation to your neighbors’ view as well as getting to meet building codes. Do you plan to possess running water in your treehouse, then it is just but necessary to have building permit. 

  1. The entrance

A thrilling part in your childhood is climbing the treehouse of either your neighbor’s or fortunately yours. Do you remember that moment? Yes the grand entrance is very necessary, so to mention. How will you get to the top of your treehouse is it via an adjacent rope bridge platform or maybe mechanical pulley? It would be very interesting to see your treehouse by the way!                        

Fall Foliage DIY

It’s Fall y’all! We love tree’s and cattle and decorating for fall!

A new season is upon us; time for snuggly sweaters, hot cider, and all things pumpkin. Perhaps the image most synonymous with Fall would be the beautiful colors found in nature at this time of year with the leaves on the trees beginning to change from green to red, yellow, orange, brown and every shade in between. There are many ways to enjoy the fall foliage; from a beautiful scenic drive to a meandering stroll through your neighborhood, and with a little inspiration, and a small collection of your favorite fall leaves you can even incorporate nature’s beauty into some quick and easy do-it-yourself craft projects for your home.

Here are a few simple and inexpensive ways to get festive and creative with your fall foliage.

Leaf Rubbings

Appreciate the beauty of nature with this simple craft that is fun for all ages.

Supplies: Interesting leaves of all shapes and sizes, lightweight paper, colored pencils or crayons, clear contact paper (optional), notecards and glue sticks (optional)

Place your favorite leaves underneath the lightweight paper and bring the unique patterns to life by rubbing over the top of the paper with the side of a crayon or colored pencil. Young children love to see the leaves begin to show up like magic. If you want to take the project a step further, you can “laminate” the rubbings using the clear contact paper and make bookmarks or placemats, or you might choose to cut out your leaf prints and apply them to a notecard for a festive touch.

Leaf Garland

Decorate any space, large or small, with this elegant leaf garland.

Supplies: Interesting leaves of all shapes and sizes with stems attached, twine/jute/cotton string.

Measure an appropriate length of string to meet your decorating need (across your fireplace mantel, for example). Leave a few extra inches as the string will become shorter as you tie knots. Choose your first leaf and tie it by the stem onto your string. Continue, spacing leaves as you wish and varying sizes and colors according to your desired look. You can make delicaite mini-garlands using cotton string and small leaves, or make a garland with more presence by tying larger leaves onto jute or twine.

Fall Wreath

Give your home an inviting and festive touch with this Fall wreath.

Supplies: A wire wreath frame, leaves with long stems, 2-3 inch wide wire-edged ribbon, hot glue gun and glue (optional), silk flowers/berries/ribbon for added embellishment (optional).
Tightly wrap the ribbon around the wire frame, overlapping about one inch with each rotation. Completely cover the frame in this way and knot the end of the ribbon on the backside of the wreath. Choose your leaves and tuck the stems into the “pockets” created by the overlapping ribbon. Continue around the frame adding more leaves until you reach the desired fullness. You can use a hot glue gun to tack down any loose leaves and to add additional embellishments if desired.

Tis the season to take a walk, breathe the crisp fall air, gather a few leaves and get crafty!

Cattle and Tree’s

We can all agree that trees are special, right? I think that The Arbor Foundation would agree with me. I mean that have that whole Tree City USA program, urging cities to be greener. At AC CAttle Company we love Cattle and we Love Tree’s! So we’ll be talking a lot about both! To learn more about us, head on over to our about section.

I live in one of those cities, and I love it! We hope that this blog inspires you to love trees as well. We want you to learn how to care for your trees, what tree services in Oklahoma City to call for aid in caring for your trees.

Trees reduce the number of urban heat islands within cities. Trees produce moisture into the air from their leaves aiding in cooling down the air around it. Having a tree’s shade to cover your home can quickly reduce the amount of heat permeating your house. In the summertime that’s a big deal, especially if you do not have air conditioning, therefore lowering your energy cost by about 30%.

Trees give us humans so many other things like paper, furniture, or REAL maple syrup! A tree increases the value to your property by about $7,000. Some trees leaves are ideal for mulching your garden and flower beds. And there is that oxygen production thing too, 260 pounds of oxygen to be exact. Two mature trees can provide enough oxygen for a family of 4.

The amount of carbon a tree can absorb in a year’s time is equivalent to one car being driven 26,000mi. In a tree’s lifetime, it can absorb 1 ton of carbon dioxide.
Are you feeling the arbor love yet?

Did you know that tree-lined streets can make you happier? It’s true. In general, a tree-lined street clams and slows traffic down. Meaning that tree-lined street you live on is safer because of its deciduous beauty. Not to mention that time of year where the leave change color before. Like many others, that is my favorite time of year.
So please go forth and explore our little blog. We dare you to discover your love for trees. Maybe you’ll hug a tree after reading a post in this blog. But most of all we want you to learn about all things tree and tree related.

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