The amazing thing is that soaring parachutists continue to create these stories which are gobbled up and sensationalized by the press and delivered to the world population. Without them constantly providing this material, I wouldn't have much to say.
For instance, if they would stop landing in trees, this blog would be empty.
I guess when you fly a bag instead of an aircraft, it's hard not to land in trees. Or is that crash into trees? Or drop into trees? Or is it easy
to land in trees? I don't know. I'm a hang glider pilot from the desert. I haven't landed in a tree, yet. I did push a sapling out of the way, once. Does that count?
We do prepare ourselves to land in trees. On purpose. But we can almost always find a better place to land than in a tree. We have what's called glide ratio