Couple Sees That A Tree Died In Their Yard. What They Turn It Into Has The Whole Neighborhood Talking…

Theresa and David, a couple from Wisconsin, had a different idea instead of planting a garden or doing traditional landscaping. They were sitting in their backyard one day and noticed that their favorite elm tree in the center of the yard was starting to die of Dutch Elm Disease. The branches of the tree were dying off one by one, but the trunk and a lot of the larger branches were still solid. After removing the dead branches, they were left with a giant stump with limbs extending up to the sky.

Theresa and David worked with their friends to come up with the perfect designs for their idea.

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David got to work drawing up plans.

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After the plans were finalized, they set about building a frame around the elm tree.

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Any moments of free time were spent gathering materials and shaping their vision.

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Friends pitched in and helped with the build since they knew they’d be spending plenty of time enjoying the finished product.

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With the base finished, they now had a platform to reach the top of the tree safely. 

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Yes, that’s a second story being built …

elm treehouse Theresa started to work on decorations and furnishings that would give the treehouse a cozier, more comfortable feel.

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I’d say she’s off to a great start.

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The main structure is complete! Now it’s time to start the walls and roof.

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In order to have a rustic feel, they used reclaimed wood whenever possible. 

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