[TowerTalk] Securing cables to trees

spelunk.sueno spelunk.sueno@cwix.com
Mon, 03 May 1999 20:30:26 -0400


     I've started using lengths of old garden hose cut to wrap most of the
way around the tree trunk, branch, etc.  (Got this idea from seeing saplings
supported by guy wires through hose for the first 3-4 years after planting.)
Any support line (for my loop, EWEs, etc.) gets threaded through the hose
once before it's tied off onto the live part of the line.  Tree bark won't
grow over the hose and the excess line gets taken up over the years as the
tree trunk/limb grows in diameter.  Just come back every year or so and
loosen the line a little if needed.

Gene Smar  AD3F
-----Original Message-----
From: K7LXC@aol.com <K7LXC@aol.com>
To: mcduffie@scottsbluff.net <mcduffie@scottsbluff.net>;
w7why@harborside.com <w7why@harborside.com>; towertalk@contesting.com
Date: Monday, May 03, 1999 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Securing cables to trees

>In a message dated 99-05-03 10:07:40 EDT, mcduffie@scottsbluff.net writes:
>> I had the same experience in my last QTH.  After 10 years, the eye bolts
>>  were completely buried in the bark and I had to cut the guy wire and
>>  pull it through.  Today, I use a motorcycle tie-down strap.  Besides,
>>  it's more tree friendly.
>       Do not put anything AROUND the tree trunk. You'll choke off the flow
>of sap up the epideral layer and kill the tree. Much better to have one
>object in the tree.
>Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC
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