Originally Posted by Gilogrt
I take my hat off to you sir but let me assure you that a screw or nail will not harm a tree let alone kill one. That is, if the tree is large enough to support the weight of the target without snapping. You will cause infinitely more stress upon the tree by choking it with a strap and pressing a bracket into the stem.
The tree will compartmentalise around a screw or nail.
If I was a tree I'd have the nail.
What would you rather have around your neck? An IV or a noose?
Agree with you here. We have some solid 6mm steel brackets that have been there for many years. They are now part of the tree and could never be removed. I do wonder what the sawyers of the future will make of them.