Attempting to build a treehouse without knowing everything you need to know beforehand can create problems. Since they are living organisms, trees possess their protection and therefore can recover from any damage. When you understand the makeup of a tree, you already know that the answer to the question “can a tree house damage my tree?” is that it can, but very little. There will be no long-term harm.
The bark of a tree has a vital job. Since trees are alive, they are susceptible to diseases brought on by viruses and bacteria. Typically, these are a more significant threat than the physical trauma of a tree house project since a tree can endure the loss of its branches. A disease, though, can kill the whole tree.
Since trees don’t have an immune system, their only real protection against bacteria and viruses has to come from physically stopping the bacteria from coming in. The bark is a physical barrier. Any place where the bark is destroyed, the living tissue is visible as an open wound. Therefore, keeping bark damage to a small amount is crucial to safeguarding the health of a tree.
Chopping off limbs or chunks of your tree is a no-no. Slices like this open a considerable part of its interior, increasing its risk for tree diseases. Also, you should use just one big fastener in place of many little ones where you can. The least number of holes put in the tree, the better and healthier it will be.
Avoid using ropes. A rope causes damage to the bark by the constant friction of rubbing on it. You should get in touch with a tree care company to help you with your treehouse since improper rope usage can cause you to kill your tree due to strangulation.
Again, trees don’t have immune systems. They don’t have a way of regenerating tissue as animals do. A tree’s coping mechanism to trauma is to wall off the injured area and let it die which is referred to as compartmentalization.
Understanding the process of compartmentalization and how to minimize the amount of space that a tree walls off is vital to know how to build a treehouse with little impact on the health of your tree.
Buffalo Tree Service wants to help you in every aspect of tree care available. We are here to give you tips, tricks, and helpful hints to make sure that you give all the love you can to your trees!
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