I have been using tree avatars for ten years. The tree forts have been in use for three years.

The Elk was not just randomly chosen. I used to teach Royal Rangers when I was stationed in Washington State. The leader was an Indian named Talking Turtle. He learned that I had Native American blood. So he graced me with a descriptive name--Singing Elk. Friends and family have often purchased gifts for me with an Elk motif since.