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LochnessMonster July 28th, 2015 12:30pm

Inspired by a friend. Did you or do you have a favorite climbing tree as a child/teen? If so what kind of tree was it?

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million Along the Puget Sound
08/01/15 9:39 am

There was a pine tree in the back yard, with blackberry vines running through the sides leaving a route to the very top, and a plum tree next to the driveway with young purple branches and perpetual purple leaves. I miss that house.

DiLaughing Arkansas
08/01/15 7:24 am

We built two treehouses in a stand of hedge apple trees, aka Osage orange. We loved our treehouses, but if you've ever tried to climb a hedge apple tree, you'll know what a challenge that is because of the proliferation of thorns they have.

catpillow Florida West Coast
07/31/15 9:40 pm

Sort of...we had a treehouse in an oak tree.

Eltrut
07/31/15 8:31 pm

We called it the ladybug tree, it was at the end of our driveway for years.

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teachinla California
07/31/15 8:21 pm

Our apricot tree.

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drself Gated Community
07/31/15 6:35 pm

Built a tree house in the woods behind my house.

Jade73 Kentucky
07/31/15 5:49 pm

A tree with branches low to the ground

dlaw4570
07/31/15 5:42 pm

Large old hard Maple

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arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
07/31/15 12:19 pm

Easteen red cedar, and a pack of Canada yews.

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DonWichita Kansas
07/31/15 11:03 am

In the neighborhood early 1950's, we had a favorite mulberry tree, pear tree & in Linwood Park an old Elm tree that was almost horizontal, great for climbing.

Lots of good memories brought back, thanks.
Don

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RedHale Texas
07/31/15 10:18 am

Oak, the branches were strong and the tree isn't sappy. We would put one guys shoe at the top and have races to see who could get to it the fastest. I don't mean to brag or anything, but I did happened to be the reining champion at it.

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franc New Jersey
07/31/15 9:57 am

Eastern White Pine

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franc New Jersey
07/31/15 9:59 am

Made it about 60 feet up before I dropped my phone

rons Thanks America
07/31/15 8:47 am

There was one tree in Brooklyn. The movie was made about it.

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hu5kerfan Florence, AL
07/31/15 8:39 am

Mulberry. When I was a kid, and Katrina took it down.

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joejoeiv Utah
07/31/15 8:30 am

I'm not sure what kind of tree it was, but Hurricane Katrina blew it down so that's that.

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Iamamerican California
07/30/15 11:05 pm

A weeping willow.

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jvc1133 61535
07/29/15 8:57 pm

Built a tree house in it.

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Penn555 Maine
07/28/15 9:56 pm

Never managed to climb a tree. Had a big rock I used to climb on, though. Saw it again a while ago - it looked a lot bigger back then!

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M4NU31
07/28/15 8:08 pm

A mango tree.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
07/28/15 7:20 pm

Same. It was in my friends yard.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
07/28/15 11:28 am

We had a Japanese maple in our front yard. It was great for climbing, but it got some kind of disease and they had to cut off the crucial climbing limb. The rest of the tree is still there though.

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kennabenena life is a blonde moment
07/28/15 9:38 am

Our neighbors cut it down last year 😔 I dont know what kind of tree it was though...

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rlands
07/28/15 6:37 am

Peach tree

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 6:04 am

Mine was a tulip tree and it was so oddly shaped that we could climb on it like we were riding a horse...several of us in line on it's trunk all at once. I have a scar on my knee from climbing it.

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Pirate Uses the Tap
07/28/15 6:48 am

Tulip trees are not common here but a park down the street has planted a whole line of them along the street. I saw the tag on them after they were planted so I know it's Tulip. I should look up what they look like when mature. I don't know.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 6:52 am

I think there are several varieties. My favorite is a smaller tree that has lovely purple flowers for about 2 weeks each year. The one we climbed was a HUGE tree (maybe 5 stories) that sporadically had a few orange and yellow flowers.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 6:54 am

Looks like the big one I climbed is called a tulip poplar. The smaller prettier one is a tulip magnolia.

Pirate Uses the Tap
07/28/15 6:57 am

I love beautiful trees!

Pirate Uses the Tap
07/28/15 7:00 am

I went to Flickr and entered Tulip Poplar Tree. I'm sure that what these are. Beautiful pictures on Flickr.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 7:02 am

I love trees too. I'm always pointing out amazing trees to others and they think I'm weird. 😜

Pirate Uses the Tap
07/28/15 7:13 am

We can be weird together then! Downtown here they are turning an old courthouse into apartments. A beautiful building with gigantic old Magnolia trees along the front. They CUT them down to give clearance for security cameras!!! Made me feel ill.

alynn Somewhere wonderful
07/28/15 7:22 am

Oh gosh...how awful. One of the things I remember most clearly from a vacation in Williamsburg a couple of years ago are these 2 ENORMOUS magnolias outside of a museum. They were so lovely.

LochnessMonster Milky way
07/28/15 5:31 am

My favorite climbing tree was a 2 story magnolia tree about 2 blocks from my house when I lived in Houston.

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Pirate Uses the Tap
07/28/15 6:48 am

Magnolia trees are great climbing trees.