Tree climbing

Let's explore the canopy!

A child climbing in the canopy of a tree.

What you need:

  • A sturdy tree with low branches

  • A person who wants to climb a tree!


Be aware!

  • Check for biting insects, hairy caterpillars or wasp nests.

  • Check for loose branches.

  • Look out for others climbing in the tree and don’t overload the tree with too many people!

  • Never get lifted into a tree: always climb up yourself.

A cartoon of a child in a tree

Time to climb!

  • Grip the branches with your hands and use your arm muscles to pull yourself up.

  • Always check that the tree limb is sturdy before putting all your weight on it.

  • Maintain three points of contact with the tree at all times.

  • Don’t climb too high without practising your climb down first.

  • Never jump out of a tree.


Did you know?

The tallest trees in the world are the giant Sequoia trees from North America which grow to 70 metres.


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