Keep the Kiddos Safe: Tree houses

Choose a strong, sturdy tree that’s far away from any electrical wires.  Refrain from placing the house any higher than 10 feet.  Make sure the path up is a solid barrier wall that’s at least 38 inches tall and don’t hang any ropes or chains—these pose strangulation risks.  Spread lots of mulch underneath the tree house.  Each spring, check for any rotting or wear on the tree house and branches supporting it.