Fallen Tree with Dropping Zone. RoG Decision 25/9.5(1-4); Appendix I Part A 4b and 6. Temporary Local Rule Revised 2015-11-29.
IN DEPTH; Decision 25/9.5 (1-4): "During a stipulated round a tree falls onto a fairway and cannot readily be removed. The Committee may (1) require play to continue, providing no additional relief, (2) suspend play and have the tree removed (3), declare the tree and the area coverd by the tree to be ground under repair (Rule 25-1) and may as an additional option, establish a dropping zone or (4) in equity (Rule 1-4) adopt the relief procedures under the Local Rule for Temporary Obstructions, thus providing intervention relief from the fallen tree". 

Note Decision 23-1/4 allows the player to break a branch of a fallen tree (which is not attached to its roots) that interferes with his swing.   
 
For more information see the sections “Course set up” and “How to mark a Golf Course”. 

Suggested wording. The two finishing, red-coloured sentences may be reoved. For safety reasons the Committee may use option (3) and prohibit play from the area. This Rule shall always stand under its own headline. 

Fallen Tree (GUR); Play Prohibited; with Dropping Zone/Zones
If a ball is in the fallen tree or lies in or touches the area covered by the tree on hole ... defined by ... which is ground under repair (GUR) from which play is prohibited or if this GUR interferes with the players stance or the area of his intended swing or if it is known or virtually certain that a ball that has not been found is in this GUR the player may/must, without penalty, either proceed under Rule 25-1b or c, or as an additional option, drop a ball in the dropping zone/the nearest dropping zone even when the dropping zone is nearer the hole than where the ball originally lay or, if it is known or virtually certain that a boll that has not been found is in the GUR, the spot where the ball last crossed the outermost limits of the GUR.
When dropping in a dropping zone the dropped ball must first strike a part of the course within the dropping zone. The dropped ball is in play if it comes to rest within two club-lengths of the spot where it first struck a part of the course even if it rolls out of the dropping zone or nearer the hole. Dropping and re-dropping see Rule 20-2 and Appendix 1 Part A 6 Note.
Penalty: Match play - Loss of hole; Stroke play - Two strokes
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