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[Towertalk] Tree Mounts

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Subject: [Towertalk] Tree Mounts
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Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 21:08:36 EDT
In a message dated 9/6/02 5:44:47 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 

> Maybe it would be good to choose a deep-rooted tree species rather than a
>  shallow-rooted one. A topped tree won't die right away, but the physical
>  shock and the extra load don't do it any good, and a deep-rooted variety
>  will withstand the abuse better.

    Well, I only have experience with the fir trees here in the Pacific NW. 
I've never seen a tree die because of being topped but I'm not an arborist.
>  Steve, with your "cross"  I can't quite picture how you mount both
>  horizontal ends AND the vertical pipe to the long is the
>  horizontal piece?

    Maybe 12 inches. It just provides some resistance to the torque that the 
pipe will suffer from the wind/antenna forces. It's just a strap. 

Steve    K7LXC

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