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Old 07-12-2017, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Poop View Post
yes, they do, when done correctly. they actually stimulate growth, then.

the key is for a clean, sealed application. the hole should be drilled clean, debris removed, fastener installed tightly without chance for much air or water to enter the wound. some experts advocate using an epoxy to help seal the site at the time of installation.

another important phenomenon to be mindful of is compartmentalization. this is when a tree treats several wounds in proximity of each other as a single wounded area, cutting off life to a larger chunk of wood which can later rot. this occurs when several small fasteners (nails, deck screws) are used instead of a single, large, weight bearing fastener.

modern treehouse fasteners mimic the effect of a heavy limb, stimulating growth under and around the site to reinforce the weight bearing capacity of the member.
This is so cool!. Thanks for the info. I had suspected that you wouldn't do something like that without proper research and deliberation.
Keep the pictures coming!
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