Is Tree To Tree Safe?

We get it.  Knowing that you’re safe while you’re up in the air, exploring something new, and expanding your comfort zone is a priority.

Safety is our number one priority at Tree to Tree. We have the best safety gear, a safety (belay) line that you remain connected to at all times, and an infallible locking carabiner (smart-belay) system to avoid any user error.

We also have many procedures in place for your safety.  Our certified guides provide a training orientation to teach you about the course and your gear.  They’ll make sure that you understand all of the equipment on your harness, how to use each piece, and you’ll get to give it a shot on our demo course close to the ground to make sure that you’ve got the hang of it!   Additionally, guides who have undergone extensive training are always watching.  On the Aerial Obstacle Course, We watch from the ground to allow you to explore at your own pace, with your own people.   On the zip tour, we’re right up there with you!  We also have many attentive staffers for any questions or concerns you may have that we have not already addressed.

 

Feel free to give us a call at  (503) 357-0109 if you have any other questions that we can help you out with!

 

What is an aerial obstacle/aerial adventure course?

An aerial adventure course is an obstacle course set high up in the trees! It requires a bit more physical exertion than a standard zip line tour that you may have experienced elsewhere in the past.

If you’ve completed a high ropes course in the past, you’ve experienced something similar to our aerial adventure park.  Aerial adventure parks like ours are specifically designed as an individual challenge, unlike a high ropes course that focuses on team building. While Tree to Tree Adventure Park does offer team-building activities, these are separate activities than our aerial adventure park.

Our aerial adventure park has different courses and levels that get more difficult and higher up off the ground as you progress. Each course has a series of unique obstacle elements such as ladders, tight ropes, balance beams, and wobbly bridges. Throughout your adventure, you will move from platform to platform among the trees by traversing through different obstacles, like wobbly bridges, swings, and zip lines – while fully secured with harnesses at all times. Our park has NO motorized rides or activities. Your participation is the key element for a thrilling, exhilarating, and fun day. This is a physical activity and guests with medical concerns should consult their physician prior to participating.

When you arrive, we’ll get you set up in a harness, and complete an interactive training orientation session with you to help familiarize you with our equipment and make sure you’re all set to explore our treetops!

If you’re interested in checking out the zip line tour without completing the aerial obstacle course – we can help you out with that, too!  Our zip line only course package allows you to soar through the treetops – for 2 full hours!

Can’t decide? We have many package options available to round out your Aerial Adventure in Gaston, Oregon.  We’ll help you to create the perfect outdoor adventure day for you and your adventure crew!

If you have any questions about our courses or about which course option might be right for you and your group, give our office a call at 503-357-0109 and we’d be happy to help you determine which adventure is best for you!

 

What is your cancellation policy?

Reservations require full payment. We require a 48-hour cancellation/modification notice prior to your reservation in order to fully refund your payment. If you are unable to give the outlined notice, we will do our best to work with you but we cannot guarantee a refund. This also applies if you have gift cards, as we reserve the harnesses for you and turn away other guests when fully booked.

We are open rain or shine, but on occasion, we do need to close for high winds and lightning. When this occurs, we will notify and compensate accordingly. If in doubt, or you have questions, please call (503) 357-0109.

If you’re considering a cancellation based upon a cloudy forecast or a little rain, don’t worry!  You will still have an amazing adventure.  Tree to Tree Adventure Park is a great place to be when the weather isn’t “ideal”.  You should not have to miss a day of vacation or the weekend just because of the weather!  Our team love to climb in the rain and many guests prefer to visit us on a cloudy day.  They even list Tree to Tree as one of their favorite rainy day activities near Portland.  It’s the perfect way to stay active and outside on a day that they would otherwise be indoors!  It’s also usually a bit less busy on a cloudy or rainy day, so you’ll get the rare opportunity to explore the treetops when it’s a little quieter, and you might even get to see the sun peeking through the clouds and the leaves!

NOTICE: Corporate groups should ask about the cancellation policy when reserving.

 

Arbor Day at Tree to Tree

Happy Arbor Day! We hope you’re celebrating with us by spending a day in the trees.  If you couldn’t join us, we hop you’re helping us Celebrate Arbor Day at Tree to Tree from afar by joining us to plant a tree.

By planting a tree, you’re helping us to combat climate change, clean the air, provide oxygen, conserve energy, prevent erosion, provide food, and even reduce violence!

Planting just one tree in an open pasture can increase bird biodiversity from nearly 0 up to 80!   What a beautiful thing.

As poet Lucy Larcom said, “He who plants a tree plants hope.” Thanks for joining us to make the earth a beautiful place and to spread hope.

How to pick your tree

There’s a lot to consider when picking out what type of tree you want to plant.  You have to pick something that’s native to your area or in the right hardiness zone to make sure it will grow well. You have to decide if you want an evergreen, a flowering tree, a fruit tree, or something else. How big do you want this tree to grow, and how quickly? Next, you have to determine if where you’re going to plant this tree has full light, full shade, or somewhere in between.  Then, what’s the soil like?!?  Yikes.  Overwhelmed?  Us too.  Luckily, the lovely experts over at the Arbor Day Foundation have made this handy Tree Finder to help you to pick the right tree for you.

How to plant your tree

If you’re getting a seedling with bare roots, submerge them in water for a few hours.  While they’re soaking, dig a hole – much wider than you think you need it to be – where you want to plant it.  Turn the soil around the hole to help with root growth. Once your plant’s soaked for about 6 hours or so, plant it!  Don’t add anything – just use the dirt you took to make the hole. Leave the soil level a bit lower than the surrounding dirt to allow the water to soak in around your newly planted tree.  Water it generously!

How to care for your tree 

Remember to mulch your tree (it helps to insulate the soil, retain moisture, prevent soil compaction, and more)  Water it generously for at least the first two years (these trees will be spending a lot of energy to grow the first few years, so it will be harder for it to protect itself from heat), and to prune your tree in the winter and fall

Now get on out there and plant some hope!

What is T2T?

So…What are you guys?

It’s a question that we get a lot…and rightfully so.  It’s an adventure like you’ve never had before. When walking by, it’s easy to see the happy faces of the people in the trees and hear the cheers and laughter, but until you’ve experienced it for yourself it’s hard to explain.

This season we’re going to treat you to some tips & tricks on how to navigate some of our trickier elements. (Stay tuned, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!)  Let’s start at the beginning, and we’ll move among the courses throughout the season!

What’s T2T?

We’re an aerial adventure park.  There’s a series of courses (more on this later) up in the trees, starting at about 15 feet in the air and moving up to almost 40 feet in parts!  You’ll get harnessed up when you arrive, we’ll teach you how to use the equipment, and then you’ll be up on a self guided tour of the trees.  Self guided means that we’ll be there on the ground to help you out and cheer you on, and you can move at your own pace with your group!

You’ll go from obstacle to obstacle (or as we call them – element to element), stopping at platforms built in the trees between the elements to watch your friends, catch your breath, and take in the exhilarating feeling that you’ll surely find.  There’s bridges, swings, ropes, beams, tightropes, and many, many more!

Who can go?

We have a many course options to make sure that almost anyone can join us!  Starting at ages 2-8, the monkey grove is open!  Our zip tour is open for anyone 75 lbs. and up! Anyone ages 7 and up is welcome to the aerial obstacle courses.  Each course is designed specially for the designated age and height ranges, to provide a fun experience for everyone with appropriate levels of challenges, heights, and fun!  Throughout each of the course options, the courses will get higher from the ground and increase in difficulty as you go. Each course ends on the ground, so it’s up to you to decide if you’re ready to conquer the next course, or if you want to call it a day!

Am I safe?

We get it.  Knowing that you’re safe while you’re up in the air, exploring something new, and expanding your comfort zone is a priority.   Providing you with an adventure where you feel safe, welcomed, and supported is one of our highest priorities. We’re proud to feature safety equipment above and beyond the industry requirements.   When you arrive, we’ll help you to get safely secured in our harnesses.

During your orientation session with one of our highly trained staff, you’ll learn how to use the equipment.  Next, you’ll complete our practice course, only a few feet off the ground, under the watchful eye of one of our guides to ensure you’re comfortable with all the equipment!  Ask us all your questions, take your time, and when you’re ready you’ll get started on the courses!

Okay, I’m ready! But come on…give the first course tip!

Well, okay.  Throughout the courses, you’ll notice that some of the elements include logs swinging from ropes. If you ever see these ropes, grab those ropes instead of the cable to steady yourself! Yep, it seems counter-intuitive: the cable stays in one place while the ropes can swing.  Here’s the trick.  Do you remember learning about the pendulum swing?  The same principle applies here.  Hold the cable, and there’s so much farther you can swing.  Hold the ropes and it reduces how far you can swing!

Ready to try it for yourself?! Make a Reservation!