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TOPIC: SEVERE SPUR DAMAGE ON SCOTLAND'S TALLEST TREE!!!!!

SEVERE SPUR DAMAGE ON SCOTLAND'S TALLEST TREE!!!!! 3 years 7 months ago #137072

Hi everyone. It's been a long time since I posted. I wish it was under better circumstances:

A friend of mine climbed the tallest tree in Scotland, at Reelig Glen Wood last weekend to measure it by tape drop. TO HIS HORROR HE FOUND THAT SOMEONE HAD CLIMBED IT USING SPURS!!! There were deep wounds ALL THE WAY from the lowest branches to a few metres from the top. There were also very bad rope burns on some branches from natural-crotched dDRT descents.

I have reported this to the Forestry Commission and also the Tree Register of the British Isles, who are investigating it.

The tree was climbed a month ago by a film unit and a presenter for the BBC. The program was aired on national TV 2 weeks ago. Is it possible that someone saw the program and decided to 'have a go at climbing it?

We need to come together to condemn such total disregard for any healthy tree, let alone a national champion!

Michael ("Archangel")



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SEVERE SPUR DAMAGE ON SCOTLAND'S TALLEST TREE!!!!! 3 years 7 months ago #137076

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Michael you are a true advocate for the trees :)
Makes me sad to see things like that still happening
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