Make your own DIY Tree Blocks
Spring is a great time to make tree blocks. The bark is easy to get off of the branches in spring, and since this is the most time consuming part otherwise, it really makes sense to pencil this into your sprint calendar. If you have any trees that need trimming or can get a few branches off your local freecycle/craigslist/Facebook group, and you don't mind putting in some time and effort, you will end up with a beautiful set of tree blocks your children can play with for many years, and maybe even pass on to their own children!
We had an abundance of ash trees on our property, which were too crowded and not very happy. They worked well for this project, and we get much more enjoyment out of them as blocks than we did when they were trees.
Get started making your own tree blocks
- tree branches
- a saw
- an oven or a warm spot in the sun
- a putty knife or box cutter
- ample time and patience
|Before de-barking the tree blocks|
|drying in the sun|
|A year later, they still look great!|