Strangling a tree

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Old 04-29-05, 03:09 AM
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Strangling a tree

I was checking out my trees and saw a young aggressively growing salix tree, that had a piece of poly rope tied around its trunk from the hurricane repairs. The trunk has gron around it about 1/8th of an inch an I was wondering if it's worth diggin into the bark to cut the line. I figured the tree would surround it soon with its extremely fast growth but I wouldn't mind cutting the rope out if it won't damage the tree's bark lining further.
Sometimes the cure is more deadly than the disease. I've seen amazing pieces of stuff get eaten by tree trunks but I don't want to strangle this one.
 
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Old 04-29-05, 06:20 AM
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I would split the difference and just cut the rope in one place vertically along the length of the tree. This would stop any strangulation, but would minimally damage the tree in the process. Willows are weak, short-lived trees. Its loss would not be a tragedy.
 
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Old 04-29-05, 08:45 AM
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Different values

The premature loss of any life in my care is a tragedy.
Go ahead. Laugh if you want. I'm used to it.
 
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