Here are some tips for my fellow tree-climbers:
The first is a beautiful conifer in Solihull’s Malvern Park. Entering the park from the town via New Road, you come to a statue called the “Prancing Horse and Man”. Incidentally, this statue was donated by Oliver Bird of Bird’s Custard fame in 1944. Created by Sir Joseph Edgar Boehm, the statue depicts a Shire horse being led into the sea and rearing at the ‘alarming waves’.
Anyway, directly opposite the statue is a tall tree with the most fantastically curving branches. You can climb quite high with ease!
Secondly, there is a tree in Hampstead Heath. Entering the park from Highgate Road, turn right at the bowling green and continue until shortly before the swimming pond. On your right is a tree growing at roungly 45 degrees from the ground. You can basically walk up it!
Enjoy the trees…