Boundary traversal of binary tree in java

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In this post, we will see boundary traversal of binary tree in java.

Lets understand boundary traversal of binary tree with example:

If you look closely to above diagram, boundary traversals can be divided into three essential parts

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  • Print left edge nodes (Excluding leaf nodes)
  • Print leaf nodes
  • Print right edge nodes (From bottom to top)

Print left edge nodes (Excluding leaf nodes)

If you define boundary for left part, it is nothing but left child if present, otherwise right child.

Print leaf nodes:

Its pretty simple operation.  Whenever you encounter leaf node, print it.

You may also refer print leaf nodes of binary tree.

Print right edge nodes (From bottom to top) :

If you define boundary for right part, it is nothing but right child if present, otherwise left child. As we need to print bottom up, we will print the node while returning back from recursion stack.

Complete java program combining above three parts:

When you run above program, you will get below output:

Java Binary tree tutorial:

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    1. Hi Rich,
      It is binary tree not a binary search tree, so it does not matter where are you going to insert node 45.

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