[GeoStL] Re: Caches screwed into trees?

  • From: Jenny <jennyann1975@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 20:36:01 -0800 (PST)

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 

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. 


--- On Mon, 1/2/12, Bernie Ver Hey <Happykraut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

From: Bernie Ver Hey <Happykraut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Caches screwed into trees?
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Monday, January 2, 2012, 9:33 PM

Under 5 nails?????? One nail or screw hole in a tree can start an infection.  
Bernie  From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
[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.
BBD1Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:46:36 -0800
From: mrogers07@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Caches screwed into trees?
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, 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?  -MichaelNo virus found in this message.
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