Kite-Eating Tree

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For the related theme park rides, see Kite Eating Tree (disambiguation).

The Kite-Eating Tree is a fictional tree featured in the comic strip Peanuts created by Charles M. Schulz.[1] In the comics, when Charlie Brown attempts to fly a kite, the kite always ends up tangled in the tree.

Schultz considered the tree one of the series' 12 major set pieces.[2] He created the tree in response to his experiences with kites getting caught in trees, both as a child and when flying kites with his children. He stated that the kite "usually disappears over a period of several weeks. Now obviously the kite had to go someplace, so it seemed to me that the tree must be eating it." [3]

Other media[edit]

The Kite-Eating Tree was an attraction at Camp Snoopy in the Mall of America before the rebrand in 2006.

The Kite-Eating Tree appears in the parody film Bring Me the Head of Charlie Brown, falling on Charlie Brown in an attempt to gain the bounty on his head. It also appears in the Robot Chicken episode "Vegetable Fun Fest", where it is seen eating The Great Pumpkin.

"Kite-Eating Tree" is the title of a song by the band Help She Can't Swim, appearing on their album The Death of Nightlife.


  1. ^ Bergman, Gregory; Lambert, Josh (2010-12-18). Geektionary: From Anime to Zettabyte, An A to Z Guide to All Things Geek. Adams Media. pp. 63–. ISBN 9781440511899. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Harvey, Robert C. (1994). The Art of the Funnies: An Aesthetic History. Univ. Press of Mississippi. pp. 216–. ISBN 9780878056125. Retrieved 29 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Commrie, Anne (1976-11-17). Something about the Author. Gale. ISBN 9780810300682. Retrieved 29 August 2015.