How to Attach a Birdhouse to a Tree Without Harming the Tree

Introduction: How to Attach a Birdhouse to a Tree Without Harming the Tree

About: I am a mom of 3, a grandmother of 6, and an accountant. My hobbies are gardening and woodworking.

To minimize the stress on trees (no screws, nails, or sharp wires), this is how I attach birdhouses to trees. Simple, inexpensive, and harmless. Let's get started.

Step 1: Materials

3/4" X 10' galvanized hanger strap ($1.98) - I'm only using about 6 inches of this 10' sheet of metal

8' lashing strap, 2 pack ($10.48)

Step 2: Make a Birdhouse

Of all the birdhouses I've ever made, this is my favorite. I got this wood from a guy who tears down old barns in Kansas. It had this magnificent natural hole, too small for squirrels, I hope. It's dreamy. The birds will be fighting over this one. Even the wood from the back of the birdhouse looks like it came from an old pirate ship, washed in from the ocean. Wait, no, we're in Kansas. Never mind.

Step 3: Attach Hanger Strap, Then Lashing Strap

The hanger strap comes with different sized holes, so just screw that baby in vertically on the back of the birdhouse.

Then, run the lashing strap through the hanger strap.

Step 4: Happy Tree, Happy Birds

Climb a ladder, and strap your birdhouse to the tree. The tree is unharmed and the birdhouse is secure. You may want to check your strap periodically to make sure it is good and tight.

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    2 Comments

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    MrSteveoRama
    MrSteveoRama

    Question 8 months ago on Step 2

    Hello. How do you fasten the lashing strap, after you've fed it through the hanger strap?

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    SusanYoung1982
    SusanYoung1982

    Reply 8 months ago

    The lashing strap I purchased had a buckle like fastener. So I just pulled it really tight around the tree.