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Re: Attaching nets to trees for an adventure course?

Subject: Re: Attaching nets to trees for an adventure course?
From: Bettina Broadway-Mann
Date: May 02 2019 15:27:04
Hi Julian,
thank you for the offer of an example - much appreciated.  If you want to
send it off forum email me at info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk.

Yes, I agree that anything is better than drilling.  I will find out what
the nets are to be used for and try and chat to the installers direct (who
apparently have their own arb available for advice).

Many thanks to everyone else for your input so far.

all the best
Bettina


On Thu, May 2, 2019 at 4:17 PM Julian Morris <jamorris@xxxxx.com> wrote:

If this is only for safety nets which are not under permanent load, they
can be done non-invasively since they need only take the occasional
sideways pull. Also Cobra bracing systems are available that are easy to
install and easy to adjust and can incorporate shock-absorbers.

Anything's bette than drilling.

Julian A. Morris - Professional Tree Services
jamtrees.co.uk  and  highhedgesscotland.com
0778 XXX XXXX - 0141 XXX XXXX


Sent: Thursday, May 02, 2019 at 3:23 PM
From: "Bill Kowalczyk" <bill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.co.uk>
To: "UK Tree Care" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Subject: Re: Attaching nets to trees for an adventure course?

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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