methods of all the elements on a given level of a binary tree

I know of only one method of visiting the elements on one level of a tree. This method is not very efficient. This is the way I do it(PHP implementation):
private function NextNode(&$node,$curlevel,$desiredlevel,&$nodesnr=null)
if($node == null)

if($curlevel == $desiredlevel)

I travese all the nodes of the tree in depth(inorder) and I check if teh level is equal to my desired level and if so I visit that node. I also keep track on the number of nodes but that is not relevant to the question.
This is inefficient because it goes throgh the entire tree.

Does anyone know of a better(more efficient) sollution?
Thank you in advance
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