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    Default Actual Mega Tree Design?

    Hi all.

    Very basic question.
    I am building my first mega tree here in Adelaide, Australia.
    Will be building a 180 degree mega tree against the front porch of our house (2 storey).
    This way I will get support from the house.

    Question.
    Are there ratios you use when designing a tree.
    Is there a ratio on height vs width of tree base?
    I want to have an overall height of 4 metres.
    What should the diameter of my base be(or width of base)?

    Thanks.
    Jim

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    Default Re: Actual Mega Tree Design?

    Most use 1/2 the height as the diameter for the base so yours would be 2 meters.

    There is a mega tree calculator that you can use and try different sizes to see what you like best. (its a little quirky but you at least see what it might look like)

    Ultimately there is no right or wrong answer, it is just what you think looks good.
    Matt

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    Default Re: Actual Mega Tree Design?

    Thanks Matt, that calculator sure does help..cheers

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    Default Re: Actual Mega Tree Design?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimadelaide View Post
    Hi all.

    Very basic question.
    I am building my first mega tree here in Adelaide, Australia.
    Will be building a 180 degree mega tree against the front porch of our house (2 storey).
    This way I will get support from the house.

    Question.
    Are there ratios you use when designing a tree.
    Is there a ratio on height vs width of tree base?
    I want to have an overall height of 4 metres.
    What should the diameter of my base be(or width of base)?

    Thanks.
    Jim
    My simple rule of thump is, the space between rows at the tree's vertical center is equals to spacing of the LEDs in the string.

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    Default Re: Actual Mega Tree Design?

    I tried the 1:2 base:height ratio and didn’t like it. I’m probably at 1:3 now.

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