The unidentified victim is believed to have climbed the tree in winter and died of hypothermia.
He was found with both arms hugging the tree.
The mummy was spotted on 1 July by local man Pavel Petrov, near a road leading to the ‘closed city’ of Seversk, from which foreigners are banned, where Russia enriches and reprocesses uranium and plutonium.
He told The Siberian Times: “It was me and my father who found the body. He was sitting on a pine tree some 50 metres away from the road.
“The rescuer who took the body off the tree said that most likely the man got so cold he decided to climb the tree, where he died from hypothermia.”
The man was dressed in a navy vest, a sweatshirt, trousers and valenki – traditional Russian felt boots.
He died about eight months ago according to a preliminary examination by the Russian Investigative Committee.
The committee, in charge of major investigations in Russia, is seeking to identify the body.