The Tree You Climb

Zone 1: The Wide Angle View

Crack in major leaderCracked branchLook at the tree from a distance to get a feel for it as a whole. A tree’s lean will often be more evident seen from afar. Branches that are broken or split might be more readily seen, such as the crack in a major branch (leader) at right. Sometimes branch angles will look out of place or unusual. Power lines are often seen more clearly from a distance. Don't go near a tree such as this one if you see obvious signs of danger.