Don't climb near utility lines. Accidentally getting your throw line over a power line could ruin your whole day... or worse.
Don't climb dead trees.
Don't anchor directly on dead limbs.
Don't climb in electrical storms or when severe winds are forecast.
Don't climb alone unless someone knows where you are climbing and when you are due back.
Don't climb around animal nests. Holes in trunks can be homes to porcupines, raccoons, opossums, wasps, bees, birds or squirrels. Birds, squirrels and wasps also nests out on limbs. It is not good to disturb nesting animals or birds and you could get injured . Most creatures resent being disturbed in their homes - sort of like most of us resent telephone solicitors.
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