Originally Posted by bushcraftbasics
...hey guys, i apologize if i came off defensive.
in the past few days i have recieved a raft of crap on both my youtube channel and my ebay, and have pretty much narrowed it down to people from this site, so you'll have to forgive me if i have harbored a little frustration, some have not been as eloquent as others in stating their case against me.
i guess i owe it to some of you to do my part in ensuring that my products arent being used in such a way as to damage trees or to impede our ability to hang where we like...i guess i also owe it to myself to make sure no one sues me for killing a tree in their yard
i am sure i could have handled this situation better but being attacked by a gang of hangers calling me a "tree killer" kinda rubbed me the wrong way...i hope you understand
canoebie, Divab and hppyfngy, thank you...
You could also consider what you are doing. The problem is load/unit area. Figure out the difference between the area of 1 in webbing and 7/64 amsteel and you will get the picture. In effect you are using piano wire to crush a very narrow band of cambium under the bark. That is what carries the sap. Maybe you are just impairing it and maybe you are closing it off until new growth covers it over. One cannot tell by looking at the out side bark. Either way it is not good for the tree.