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Re: Attaching nets to trees for an adventure course?

Subject: Re: Attaching nets to trees for an adventure course?
From: Greenwood Arboriculture Ltd
Date: May 02 2019 14:33:30
I'm no expert but Go-Ape and the like seem to use a system of heavy duty
wire rope and blocks of wood used as spacers to clamp the platforms to the
trunks, from what I've seen none of it is invasive but I assume is fairly
high maintenance as they would need slackening off periodically to prevent
girdling the stems.


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On Thu, 2 May 2019 at 15:24, Bill Kowalczyk <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk>
wrote:

2.5cm!  That’s an inch in old money.  Are they kidding?

There are plenty of belt or strap type arrangements for “non-invasive”
bracing applications.

Surely one of those could be used, along with regular
inspection/replacement regimes, couldn’t it?

Regards,

Bill



On 2 May 2019, at 15:15, Bettina Broadway-Mann <broadwaytrees@xxxxxx.com>
wrote:

Hello all,
a client of mine would like to have an adventure course built, including
nets stretched between trees.

It is proposed that a 2.5cm diameter hole will be drilled through the
trunks for an eye bolt to which the nets will be attached.

The local tree officer has expressed concerns about the drilling, and
asked
if there is an alternative way of doing things.

Has anyone else had experience of this sort of thing, and are there
viable
alternatives to drilling through the trees?

Many thanks as always,
regards
Bettina



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