DISCLAIMER: Just because it's there does not mean you should climb it.
Being an environmentally conscious company, we never recommend attaching anything to a living tree because doing so will risk killing that tree. We do not want to encourage this behavior, but we recognize that some people will attach to trees whether we recommend it or not. This how-to was created for those who know the risk and are moving forward anyway so that the climbers' safety is protected. If a tree is scheduled to be removed or if you are willing to risk the tree's life, here is a step-by-step guide for installing holds to a tree.