In developing our craft, we have spent many years consulting with and working alongside arborists and engineers. We have had the pleasure of consulting with Charles Greenwood PE, who has developed a number of methods of supporting treehouses that minimize tree damage and ensure a long life for the tree and the treehouse.
The hardware offered by Nelson Treehouse and Supply is specially designed for treehouses and is the starting point for all of our tree-supported structures. We proudly and confidently provide this hardware for sale to the public, because we rely on it every day.
Why do I need special treehouse hardware?Building a structure on the ground affords the craftsman a reliable base or foundation to work upon. Building in a tree, means the foundation needs to be created in the air. Given the fact that all the weight of a fully finished, furnished, and occupied treehouse will rest on the trunks of just a few trees (or sometimes only one tree), the way the treehouse is attached to those trees is of the utmost importance. Not only for the safety of the occupants, but also for the health of the tree(s), and the longevity of the structure. Without specialty treehouse hardware, the attachment points for the structure would fail, causing irreparable damage to the tree. With our hardware, we are confident, if installed correctly, you and your tree will be happy.
Treehouses weigh thousands of pounds all by themselves. Add to that the furniture, fixtures, and décor it takes to personalize the space. Then add the weight of all the family, friends, neighbors, and curious on-lookers, and the burden on the trees can quickly grow into tens of thousands of pounds.
All hardware is fabricated here in the US.
*Use hardware at your own risk* Improperly installed hardware can pose a huge risk to not only the tree, but all parties involved. Nelson Treehouse and Supply and Be in a Tree assume no liability.
If you are ordering a package of hardware, please consider reaching out to us to set up a freight shipment - this way the hardware can be crated up and shipped to your destination by a guaranteed date. Without a freight shipment, the hardware will be shipped USPS Priority Mail with Insurance but there will not be guaranteed arrival date.