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Old 21st September 2013, 06:26 AM
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We screw L brackets to trees at Anston, and we weren't sure whether it would damage the trees and considered using straps, but one of our club members at the time actually was a forestry worker and he said that screwing brackets to trees won't hurt them so long as you don't leave the brackets in place for a long time.

No idea how true that is, but that's what he said.

From memory I think the reason it causes damage if you leave them up is because water gets trapped behind the bracket and then wood lice move in. I guess that would also be true for ratchet straps too.
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