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Re: [TowerTalk] dipole ends: Tree attachments

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] dipole ends: Tree attachments
From: Pete Smith <>
Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2008 06:38:27 -0400
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At 07:55 PM 8/29/2008, Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>Yes, the tree can tolerate that lag bolt far better than the rope
>wrapped around it.

Amen to this - we have an old maple that has been cabled to help carry the 
weight of its branches, using through bolts and wire rope.  It is very 
happy, and has been for a decade.  On the other hand, if you damage enough 
of the cambium, the circulation layer right under the bark, it will kill 
the tree or the branch above the "girdle."  Last year, I scraped off a 
patch of the bark of a young maple with my mower deck, and the branches on 
that side of the tree above the damage simply stopped growing.

73, Pete N4ZR


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