Any tattered cuts don't seal
well as with our own selves, but also, exactly where to make the cut, can
make all of the difference in the world. Tree climbing spikes make
disrupted wounds that can take longer to seal off, than clean wounds many
times the size of the spike wounds.
Also, the amount of cutting, and parts of the tree that are taken,
can affect the tree system, by the amount and function of the parts of the
tree taken; there really are no extra parts in a design of minimal
effort/maximum efficiency by Nature...
We don't want to 'De-Nature' a
tree or it's soil biomass it clings to by doing too much devastation to the
systems of life. We should understand how topping, disturbing the
branchcollar, massive soil compression etc. directly set the tree systems
against itself, by hitting these wrong 'triggers' that invoke too much
fighting or inability too fight at all to correct by the tree systems.
These things that turn the tree more to survival mode, rather than strong
calculated growth mode, are very backwards for the desired results. Any
real disturbance (amputating limbs etc.); rightfully causes tree response
and invokes more 'work' from a tree. Some things are worse to do than
others, some we seem to get by with in moderation, for the trees are
adaptable; but for millions of years, have adapted to being left alone! So,
informed decisions are needed, that give desired effect, with minimal
negative effect in the balance. Experience, biology and respect; seeming to
be the best teachers in this arena!
"We can learn more from
Nature, than ever teach her!"