[GeoStL] Re: Caches screwed into trees?

  • From: "Bernie Ver Hey" <Happykraut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 21:33:18 -0600

Under 5 nails?????? One nail or screw hole in a tree can start an infection.


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[mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bob TheCacher
Sent: Monday, January 02, 2012 9:23 PM
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Caches screwed into trees?


99.9% of all trees that have nails or screws in them survive with no
problem.  Last year I discussed this matter with several park rangers in
Arkansas and they had no problem with bird houses or caches nailed or
screwed into trees.  However, after 5-10 nails or screws, the tree may
suffer from infection.  So keep it under 5 nails/screws and it should be OK.


Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:46:36 -0800
From: mrogers07@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Caches screwed into trees?
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Hi, all...


I've got something that's been bugging me. There's a series of caches hidden
along a trail in my area and a few of them are cache containers that are
literally screwed into live trees. I know geocaching has a "leave no trace"
guideline when it comes to placements, but is such a case I mention worth
getting reviewers in on? What's your thoughts on such hides?



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