Nothing like a tower, except maybe two or more towers. Since 1974 I've never been "without" a tower...or two...or three, and they really come in handy for supporting all kinds of stuff. Trees work well for wire antennas, for sure. If they're big enough. Trees aren't great for rotary beams, although I've seen examples that are: One old friend up in coastal northern California topped a 100+ foot Redwood (which may have been hundreds of years old), eliminated the foliage and cut it off at about 90 feet, mounted a rotator to that, and a mast above the rotator, and had a TH7DXX 24' long tribander up there...it barely swayed in strong winds. Ninety-foot "almost free" tower. And the tree lived on for many years just fine, and starting growing new foliage. But not many can do that. Towers, it's what's for dinner.