There's a thread to the effect of "Maybe you are carrying too much suspension?" That's about weight and bulk. Dunno the size of your trees, but, yes, your 8' / 2.5m straps ARE long. The marlin spike hitch in straps can be right up against the trees with extra strap hanging to the ground.
So, be with those replying to that thread who are glad to not be without instead of joining those fretting that "waste is a terrible thing to mind."
All smilies implied.