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Never actually tried it, but my first thought was just fingernails* on actual tree bark. Maybe the stuff you can get from florists - I quickly Googled 'florist supplies tree bark' & got a bunch of hits, cheap & easy to source. It's going to be perhaps more resonant than a chunk of actual tree, but it might just be easier to get some mic levels. EQ ...


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Some time ago I did it like Justin said, with a some branches and moving in circles.... Here is the sound I got (this is the raw sound without any process or edit) . I recorded in a room without acoustic treatment and the mics are a bit noisy. I think this way is hard to get long "modulation" (i dont know how to say...), its more ...


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You could get some leaves and branches and moves them around, perhaps swinging a leafy branch or two gently near your mic. You could even blow eaves in a fan and take out all the lows of the fan, automating the volume envelope of the result and perhaps the amount of lows to taste to go along with the places where your strong gusts are. I've not tried ...


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