|Our tree trunk is now a climbing wall, crow's nest and slide|
So it was determined that it must come down due to the large hole in the trunk, and I spent three days with a sick stomach while listening to the cutting, cracking and thuds just outside our door. But, I love that there is redemption at the end of this story...
The man cutting the tree expected it to be pretty hollow the whole way down and suggested that we make a little play house out of the cavity. Well, that got me thinking fast! It did not end up being as hollow as expected (though the top of it was), but we had just been talking about needing a bigger slide for our kids since they had outgrown the Fisher Price variety. How about using its large trunk as a platform?
|Large sections of trunk were kept nearby for adults to use as a step up to help the little children.|
|Climbing wall hold installed flat upon the tree trunk by chipping away some of the bark.|
|We have had endless hours of sailing in search of the Great Pink Sea Snail with Dr. Dolittle in this crow's nest. The decorative rope around the boarders helps to keep everyone in the ship!|