[GeoStL] Re: Caches screwed into trees?

  • From: Maggie Madonia <letsride94@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 15:42:56 -0600

I wonder if driving around from cache to cache hurts more than a nail?  Now
my head hurts...

Maggie

On Tue, Jan 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM, Craig <seaeye@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> As a student of horticulture and landscape design Bernie is 150%
> right leave the trees that are living alone. Any bark intrusion
> can open the tree up to infection, infestation and possible death.
> The bark of the tree serves the same purpose as the skin on your
> body. I have to disagree with what the rangers have said to Bob. I
> can see there was smoke being blown in several of their
> statements, probably so they didn't look uninformed. SO beating
> nails into, screwing screws into, no matter how small or how
> stainless or what season it is, or even banding around living
> trees goes directly against the Geocaching rules of leave no
> tracks or traces and will directly affect the health of a
> perfectly healthy tree. So I agree with Bernie, LEAVE THE LIVING
> TREES ALONE.
>
>
>
> On Tue Jan 03 10:58:58 CST 2012, Bernie Ver Hey
> <Happykraut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> > To make a real long story short. Leave the trees alone. Who can
> > remember all
> > this and who would even pay attention to it.  Bernie
> >
> >  From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob
> > TheCacher
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2012 10:33 AM
> > To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Caches screwed into trees?
> >
> >  Ok, here's the whole story that was given to me by a couple of
> > Rangers:  It
> > all depends on the type of tree and the time of year that a
> > nail/screw is
> > put into a tree.  Ash trees are the most resilient and can take a
> > lot of
> > foreign objects in them.  Next is the pine/evergreen variety
> > which is second
> > in line and can tolerate a lot also.  Then Oaks are pretty good
> > at taking
> > the "spike".  I don't remember what was after that except that
> > the least
> > tolerant was the Dogwood. But who would use a Dogwood anyway.
> > The second
> > issue is the time of year.  When the sap is running more quickly,
> > as in the
> > summer, the tree can plug itself up quickly and protect itself.
> > During the
> > winter months is the worst as the sap doesn't flow fast and takes
> > more time
> > to seal. Leaving it prone to infection longer.
> >
> > One more variable the park rangers told me was the thickness of
> > the bark.
> > The thicker the bark the better.  I suppose this may go back to
> > the type of
> > tree being 'nailed' and the ability to seal up.   So pick a thick
> > bark tree
> > in the summer and use a nail/screw that won't rust (another
> > variable).
> > Bob
> >
> >   _____  Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:36:01 -0800
> > From: jennyann1975@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Caches screwed into trees?
> > To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >
> >
> > Yeah I agree. I work for a company that supplies products for
> > lawn care
> > companies and yes it only takes one nail hole to leave the tree
> > open to
> > infection.
> >
> > I love bird houses caches but there are ways to secure the bird
> > house
> > without nailing into the tree or drilling a hole. I cringe every
> > time I come
> > across one nailed to a tree.
> >
> > Yeah I know we all grew up with tree houses etc with the trees
> > surviving
> > nails etc, but times are changing and tree diseases are more
> > prevalent today
> > then they were twenty years ago. Jenny
> > thesapafamily
> >
> >
> >
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