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... You would think that today's technology would have come up with a great small and sturdy antenna.
There are many excellent quality small antennas available but in spite of some manufacturer claims about their 'miracle antenna' the laws of Physics still applies to RF signals: a small antenna is a poor device to receive a long wavelength or 'lower REAL channel'.
I have two concerns about your antenna being mounted in a tree. How much does the tree sway in the wind and do you lose reception when its windy? Secondly, trees are often victims of lightning strikes and if that tree is hit ...
Please search our Forum regarding lightning protection of your equipment.