Pat Shingleton’s Weather News for April 26, 2014 Pat Shingleton’s Weather News for April 26, 2014 BY PAT SHINGLETON| WBRZ chief forecaster June 15, 2014 Comments The Animal Planet airs “Treehouse Masters,” and arboreal archetect Pete Nelson’s expertise in showcasing these structures. He has incorporated his exploits into a book, appropriately titled “Treehouse.” Lutz’s Construction Co. had their shop and dump site adjacent to our neighborhood, providing scrap wood reused by us for soap box derbies and a treehouse. Our treehouse included wood strips nailed to a maple tree, providing a ladder to the top. There were no construction “plans,” just a bunch of kids pounding nails into boards and the poor tree. The treehouse test included a thundershower. What wasn’t tested was the wind-weight scenario. Kids jammed into a tree house was followed by cracking and crashing as the tree house turned into a ground house.