Step 1 Choose the Spot for your Tree Swing
When selecting a spot for your new swing, pick an area that is free of obstruction and rocks. This ensures that no one gets hurt while swinging or jumping off the seat.
Next, find a sturdy, healthy branch at least eight to 10 inches in diameter on a strong, healthy hardwood tree. Make sure it’s no more than 10 to 15 feet above the ground and long enough to have the swing seat at least 3 feet from the trunk of the tree.