What is Tree-o-Caching?
Based on geocaching, it’s a real-world hunt for treasure using GPS coordinates. Something’s hidden and you have to use a GPS device to find it. We’ve taken this concept into the canopy. Friends and customers of TreeStuff.com are hiding plaques in trees marking exclusive locations just for tree people!
How does it work?
We post GPS coordinates for a public trailhead. Fill out this quick form and we will send you the coordinates of the tree itself (this helps us keep people accountable - we don’t want someone taking down the cache plaque and spoiling the fun for everyone!)
All you have to do is find the tree, climb it, and take a selfie with the plaque. Climb safely! Also, no spiking, spurs, hooks, gaffs, or other destructive climbing methods. Please leave the area exactly as you found it - don’t cut down any brush or saplings to try to get a better throw.
Some older caches are buckets of goodies instead of plaques. We've started to phase these out in exchange for plaques - they're better for the environment, easier to place, and less likely to be lost to mother nature. Feel free to take one item out of the bucket if you find one! You don’t have to replace it, but we would love for you to trade in something of your own, maybe a hat or t-shirt from your tree business. No used gear, please! Don’t forget to sign the logbook!
How can I do it?
When we geocache, we use a dedicated GPS device (ours is a Garmin Etrex), and that’s what we recommend for you. There are dozens of free apps for GPS enabled mobile devices that can get you similar results. You can even put the coordinates into Google Maps!
We’re offering a bonus if you send us a video of your Tree-o-Cache adventure! If you upload a video of your Tree-O-Cache adventure here, we'll send you a $20 TreeStuff.com gift certificate! Any photos or videos may be used on Facebook, Youtube, or any other TreeStuff media. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org and your face might get on TreeStuff.com or on our Instagram page!
Make sure your video shows:
- you gearing up
- you at the trailhead
- you finding and accessing the tree
- you reaching the Tree-o-Cache plaque
- whatever fun hi-jinks you got into along the way
We don’t guarantee the legality or safety of climbing anything, anywhere, or at any time. These trees have not been inspected, and the caches were placed by friends of TreeStuff - we have no proof that the trail, tree, or cache is safe.
Use your head and make your own choices. We recommend using professional safety equipment and suggest having professional climbing training. Your safety and anything negative resulting from your Tree-o-Cache hunt is your responsibility.
The point of Tree-o-Caching is to have fun climbing trees and exploring with your friends. If you win a little something along the way, great!
Check out Tree-o-Cache Adventure videos on our Youtube channel!
Coordinates, Pics, and More Below!
These are coordinates for parking/trailheads. These coordinates do not lead to the Caches. If any of these coordinates are in your area, fill out this quick form for the coordinates you're interested in, and we'll email you the coordinates of the cache. We’re excited to welcome you into the club, and we’d love it if you told your friends. However, in order for us to keep people accountable and keep a list of who’s hunting which cache, we’d prefer if you referred people to the coordinate request form for coordinates instead of sharing them.
Tree 01 - 25
Tree 26 - 50
Tree 51 - 75
Tree 76 - 100
Tree 101 - 125
Indiana - TREEO1 - Set by Alan Precup - 39.858700, -86.027767
Maryland - TREEO3 - Set by Dave Reamer -39.365692, -76.345137
Massachusetts - TREEO4 - Set by Bud Escher - LOST - AWAITING REPLACEMENT
Utah - TREEO5 - Set by Matt Erkelens - 40.656735, -111.877749
Ohio - TREEO6 - Set by Duane Hook - MISSING - 39.961717, -83.2402
Wisconsin - TREEO7 - Set by Jon Bantle -Temporarily Down - 45.0987, -87.7939
Virginia - TREEO8 - Set by Stephen Connally - 36.64456, -76.54722
Indiana - TREEO9 - Set by Marco Vargas - 39.8670, -86.1880 - BEING REPLACED
California - TREE10 - Set by Nick Araya - Windsor Hills, CA
Ohio - TREE11 - Set by Patrick Knowlton - REMOVED - BEING REPLACED SOON!
Florida - TREE12 - Set by Jay Lyke - Missing :(
Georgia - TREE13 - Set by Richard Mumford - Missing :(
Michigan - TREE14 - Set by Bo Burke - LOST TO NATURE
Michigan - TREE15 - Set By Sam Desmet - 46.64219, -088.04656
Japan - TREE16 - Set by Richard Mumford - 35.741588, 140.339008
Ontario, Canada - TREE17 - Set by Andrew "Flying Squirrel" Swannell - 43.12560, -80.38323
Ontario, Canada - TREE18 - Set by Peter de Vries - 42.645105, -82.499877
Lincoln, Nebraska - TREE19 - Set by Aaron Druery - 40.69842 -96.68277
Bloomington, IN - TREE20 - Set by Jerome Delbridge - 39.295314, -86.400112
Norway - TREE21 - Set by Bernt Georg Gunnerød - 59.3435, 9.910333
New Zealand - TREE22 - -41.274417, 173.296483 NOTE: These are direct coordinates to the tree!
New Zealand - TREE23 - LOST - -41.2736, 173.289 NOTE: These are direct coordinates to the tree!
Galicia, Spain - TREE24 - Set by Dave Campana - 42.644355, -8.902519
Missouri - TREE25 - Set by John Wenzel -
Michigan - TREE26 - Set by Jack Richardson - Removed Until Further Notice!
The Netherlands - TREE27 - Set by our friends at Shizll - 52.002275, 5.992155
North Carolina - TREE28 - Set by Chip Hildreth - 35.902561, -79.0401720 - BEING REPLACED
Oregon - TREE29 - Set by Damien Carré - 45.394526, -122.259884
Taiwan - TREE30 - 25.051042, 121.614654 NOTE: These are direct coordinates to the tree!
Ontario, Canada - TREE31 - Set by Krista Strating - 43.130217, -79.059617
Arizona - TREE32 - Set by Anthony Basille - Missing! - 35.1440460, -111.6928460
Hong Kong - TREE33 - Set by Samuel Ma - 22.393070, 114.280891 NOTE: These are direct coordinates to the tree!
Minnesota - TREE34 - 44.985393, -93.343014
Manitoba, Canada - TREE36 - Set by Ryan Shaw - 49.955832, -97.086074
Montreal, Canada - TREE37 - Down for repairs!
South Carolina - TREE38 - CACHE IS DOWN
Ontario, Canada - TREE39 - Set by Krista Strating - 43.777246, -79.163741
Tennessee - TREE40 - Set by Robert Brown - 35.4590789, -85.1044908
Oregon - TREE41 - Set by Brett Huet and his son - TEMPORARILY DOWN - 44.021311, -121.363011
Missouri - TREE42 - Set by Cory and Linda Muehring - 39.0103, -90.9390
Oregon - TREE43 - Set by Brett Huet and Ciara McCarthy - TEMPORARILY DOWN - Bend, Oregon
Wisconsin - TREE44 - Set by Deven Cieslewicz - TEMPORARILY DOWN - 44.263788, -88.381412
Ottawa - TREE45 - Set by Iain MacLellan - 45.354367, -75.592633
Pennsylvania - TREE46 - Set by Mike Carter - 40.5269, -76.2236
Wisconsin - TREE47 - Set by Thomas Cox - 42.653354, -87.866307
Nebraska - TREE48 - Set by Dan Sundermeier - In a new tree! - 41.361889, -95.945417
Missouri - TREE49 - Set by Clyde Arvin - Awaiting new coordinates - 37.17528262860927, -93.83070205135989
Michigan - TREE50 - Set by Nich Fugal, reset by Marvin Budd- 42.003815, -86.542652
Pennsylvania - TREE51 - Set by Samuel Rozier - 40.141668, -74.959802
Texas - TREE52 - Reset on 02/2019 by Nathan Murphy - 32.785364,-97.116464
Pennsylvania - TREE53 - Set by Glenn Pearson - 40.581971, -75.196074
Montreal - TREE54 - Set by David Decarie - 45.518009, -73.537043
New Brunswick - TREE55 - Set by David Sumner - 45.981636,-66.753636
Texas - TREE56 - Set by Rustin Stephens - 30.0437053, -99.1426478
Heredia, Costa Rica - TREE57 - Set by Juan Carlos Céspedes - 10° 4’ 56” N. 84° 6’ 21” W ($6 Park Entrance Fee)
Uusimaa, Finland - TREE58 - Set by Petteri Kivioja - 60.63537, 24.73785
Gainesville, Florida - TREE59 - Set by Santiago Casanova - 29.659982, -82.394707
Worcester, Massachusetts - TREE60 - Set by Trevor White - 42.310276, -71.955240
Vallejo, California - TREE61 - Set by Joshua Hotai - Being Replaced
Yakima, Washington - TREE62 - Set by Caleb Garland - 46.593148, -120.537681
Goderich, Ontario - TREE63 - Set by Chris Sallows - 43.748119, -81.714603
Moulton, Washington - TREE64 - Set by Cristian Rodriguez - 45.8312, -122.3870 NOTE: These are direct coordinates to the tree!
Birmingham, Alabama - TREE65 - Set by Dorian Reese - 33.4336929, -86.711644088 NOTE: These are direct coordinates to the tree!
Picnic Point, New South Wales, Australia TREE66 - Set by James Smith - -33.972251, 150.996736
Mt. Jiri, Republic of Korea TREE67 - Set by Joyce, Yousun Kim and our friends at SeeSaw Recreational Climbing - 35.2088634,127.5153212
Ontario, Canada TREE68 - Set by Laura & Graham - The Ultimate Canadian Tree-O-Cache Adventure!
This cache requires a canoe or kayak to access. Overnight camping is recommended. - 45.216100, -78.664159
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin TREE69 - Set by Mike Riedel
Hunting for this cache will require a kayak or a canoe. - 43.0563811, -88.4423792
London, England TREE70 - Set by Lisa V Helsing - 51.422535, -0.118793
Fayetteville, Arkansas TREE72 - Set by Jon Allen - 36.0968964, -94.3714632
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho TREE73 - Set by Zane Steininger - 47.615000, -116.678889
South Carolina - Near Clemson University, TREE74 - Set by Bennett Graves - 34.704016, -82.882066
Tennessee - TREE78 - Set by Shannon Derouen - 35.140175, -89.610842
New Zealand - TREE79 - Set by the Dirty South Climbers - 43.605383, 172.721919
This cache requires a ferry or kayak to access.
Nevada - #TREEOCACHE81 - Set by Rick Teinert - 39.5221570, -119.8336490
Texas - #TREEOCACHE83 - Set by Jesse Neumann - 30.248000, -97.727000
This is the public boat launch. A kayak or canoe is recommended to get to the tree.
Arizona - #TREEOCACHE86 - Set by Family Tree Service - 35.144878, -111.680692
Italy - #TREEOCACHE88 - Set by Guiseppe Schembri - 44.271202, 11.166286
Indiana - #TREEOCACHE90 - Set by the Lemberg Boys - 39.957634, -86.210035
Indiana - TREE91 - Set by the Lemberg Boys - 41.357242, -85.664488
Tennessee - #TREEOCACHE92 - Set by Ethan Williams - 35.669280, -83.681950
Georgia - #TREEOCACHE93 - Set by Brendon Stewart and Mike Casper - 32.039045,-81.078511
North Carolina - #TREEOCACHE95 - Set up by Aspen Bartels - 35.488800, -82.358500
Ohio - #TREEOCACHE96 - Set up by Zachary Martin - 41.545278, -81.523611
Michigan - #TREEOCACHE97 - Set by Brian Siler and Curt Holsinger - 43.683240, -84.254057
Egypt - #TREEOCACHE100 - Set by Jake Miller - 29.982245, 31.13177
United Kingdom - #TREEOCACHE101 - Set by Ricky Withstandley - 51.268508, -0.659410
Finland - #TREEOCACHE102 - Set by Boel Hammarstrand - 60.425385, 22.093256
These coordinates do not lead directly to the Tree-o-Cache! Make sure you request the coordinates here.