Steve... when you top the tree, how far down do you strip off the limbs? Do
you strip the limbs off one complete side, to make room for the antenna to
be raised to the top? Or what? More details would be helpful and
appreciated. Jerry K3BZ
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> 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 tree...how 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.
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