>I don't think it was wise to drop fire at the base of the tree you are inhabiting.
That was... That was a really stupid idea.
But, you didn't really have any other option at the time. You needed your hands to climb the tree, and it's not like you can sprout a third arm to hold the torch. You certainly didn't exactly have the time to stop and think of how to carry the torch up the tree, Mr. Hungry Wolf Thing down there was hardly going to just wait patiently while you hashed out ideas.