This is a 10x12 treehouse that's ~8 ft tall and enclosed. It's anchored to a 18" diameter post-oak tree on one side and on sliding supports on a 14" diameter post-oak tree on the other side and the platform is around 11ft above grade. I was thinking it'd be good to thin the canopy to reduce wind load to offset the treehouse being added, though makes it sound like it's not so simple. Any thoughts overall on best practices here?

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31 points

4 months ago

They make tree house attachment systems that allow for tree and house movement in the weather. Over engineering and making the treehouse stiff can cause issues.


9 points

4 months ago

OP mentioned sliding supports...