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?
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.
Huge Oak tree with treehouse.
Huge Willow tree.
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.
Sort of...we had a treehouse in an oak tree.
We called it the ladybug tree, it was at the end of our driveway for years.
Our apricot tree.
Built a tree house in the woods behind my house.
A tree with branches low to the ground
Large old hard Maple
Easteen red cedar, and a pack of Canada yews.
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.
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.
Eastern White Pine
Made it about 60 feet up before I dropped my phone
There was one tree in Brooklyn. The movie was made about it.
Mulberry. When I was a kid, and Katrina took it down.
I'm not sure what kind of tree it was, but Hurricane Katrina blew it down so that's that.
A weeping willow.
Built a tree house in it.
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!
A mango tree.
Same. It was in my friends yard.
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.
Our neighbors cut it down last year 😔 I dont know what kind of tree it was though...
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.
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.
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.
Looks like the big one I climbed is called a tulip poplar. The smaller prettier one is a tulip magnolia.
I love beautiful trees!
I went to Flickr and entered Tulip Poplar Tree. I'm sure that what these are. Beautiful pictures on Flickr.
I love trees too. I'm always pointing out amazing trees to others and they think I'm weird. 😜
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.
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.
My favorite climbing tree was a 2 story magnolia tree about 2 blocks from my house when I lived in Houston.
Magnolia trees are great climbing trees.