Where do I search for “The Hanging Tree” book in Act I?

Where do I search for The Hanging Tree book in Act I?

The Hanging Tree is the first “book” you need to listen to in the Act I, but I cannot find it; what am I missing?


The Hanging Tree is a book and event in Act I, that takes place in the Weeping Hollow. The event happens at a tree from which three corpses are hanging. When your character walks past, he’ll say something like “What happened to this grave,” although I’m sure that depends on your class and gender. Clicking the coffin under the tree starts an event where a dozen skeletons will rise up and attack you. When you kill them all, the event is over and the book will pop up.

There are five random spawn points where you might find the tree within the zone. As you enter the zone from the Southeast, keep walking Northwest, off of the road. The first random chunk is just on the other side of the trees that line the road. The second is just northwest of the first; the third just northwest of that; the fourth to the northeast of the third. The fifth is on the other side of the road, far to the east and just a bit further north of the fourth chunk.

There are eight different tiles that might spawn in these five locations. If you run this zone a few times, you’ll quickly learn to recognize them. I’m describing all of them here to help make the farming process easier.

  1. a narrow walk between two tree-clusters
  2. two trees in a cluster of unpassable terrain
  3. purple ground; a flat area where ~25 ghouls will spawn
  4. Haedrig’s apprentice, in front of a hut
  5. a disturbed grave surrounded by a small, square wall; sometimes including four large gravestones
  6. an unburied grave – broken headstone, corpse, and coffin
  7. The Den of the Fallen (one of the random instances for the No Stone Unturned achievement)
  8. The hanging tree, either by itself or with four bits of disturbed ground.

The Hanging Tree event (and hence the book) will only appear when the tree is surrounded by those four bits of disturbed earth.

The easiest way to farm this event is to change your quest to The Shattered Crown, walk out of Tristram to the checkpoint across the bridge, and start hunting. If you don’t find the tree, leave the game and then resume again — you’ll spawn right at the start of the zone. Knowing that there’s five places where this event/tile can spawn should help you quickly find it (as well as the Den, if you’re hunting that achievement too).

Note: in the below image, I just marked what the chunks were that time. They’re random! The tree could be at any of the 5.
Weeping Hollow map with random chunks marked

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