The Forestry Forum is sponsored in part by:

iDRY Vacuum Kilns


Forestry Forum
Sponsored by:


TimberKing Sawmills



Toll Free 1-800-582-0470

LogRite Tools



Norwood Industries Inc.




Your source for Portable Sawmills, Edgers, Resaws, Sharpeners, Setters, Bandsaw Blades and Sawmill Parts

EZ Boardwalk Sawmills. More Saw For Less Money!

STIHLDealers.com sponsored by Northeast STIHL


Woodland Sawmills

Peterson Swingmills

 KASCO SharpTech WoodMaxx Blades

Turbosawmill

Sawmill Exchange

Michigan Firewood, your BRUTE FORCE Authorized Dealer

Baker Products

ECHO-Bearcat

iDRY Wood Lumber Vacuum Drying for everyon

Nyle Kiln Dry Systems

Chainsawr, The Worlds Largest Inventory of Chainsaw Parts

Smith Sawmill Service



Author Topic: Is such a thing a short climbing spikes(say, 1/4 or 1/2") that won't hurt tree?  (Read 431 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Danausplexippus

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 22
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Charlestown,IN (southeastern Indiana)
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Newbie question-Is there such a thing a short climbing spikes(say, 1/4 or 1/2") that won't hurt the tree?
David

Offline mike_belben

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8685
  • Location: Middle TN
  • Pulp Friction
    • Share Post
Lineman spikes sre used for poles or tightbark trees like beech.. With a pine gaff your feet wont even touch a beech and itll hurt your feet and legs and be very hard to pluck out. 


But the short spur will still gouge up the tree.  Itll probably recover but there is a risk. 
Psalm 37:16

Offline clearcut

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 560
  • Location: Garden Valley CA
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Spikes are for removals. 
Ropes / equipment for pruning. 

Offline Andries

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1531
  • Age: 68
  • Location: Oakbank, Manitoba
  • Gender: Male
  • Making buildings out of big curvy logs
    • Share Post
Short answer: nope.
X2 on clearcut's answer.
LT30G24, LT40G25
Ford 545 Series loaders
Stihl chainsaws

Offline Ianab

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 14583
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Stratford , New Zealand
  • Gender: Male
  • Marmite on toast is a real breakfast
    • Share Post
If your plan is lift pruning crop trees, then spurs aren't the solution. 

Locally it's ladder and loppers / hand saw stuff. You can throw a safety chain around the top of the ladder, and even use strap on steps to reach higher. So while they may scuff up the bark, they don't penetrate it and damage the growing area underneath. 

So with  a ~12 ft ladder, a strap on step above that, you are able to prune up over 20+ ft. Wrap your spare leg around the tree. Great way to keep fit. 
Weekend warrior, Peterson JP test pilot, Dolmar 7900 and Stihl MS310 saws and  the usual collection of power tools :)

Offline mike_belben

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 8685
  • Location: Middle TN
  • Pulp Friction
    • Share Post
Bowhunters use the strap on ladders.. Here we call them climbing sticks.
Psalm 37:16

Offline Danausplexippus

  • member
  • *
  • Posts: 22
  • Age: 64
  • Location: Charlestown,IN (southeastern Indiana)
  • Gender: Male
  • I'm new!
    • Share Post
Thank you to all for your responses. Will be using ianab's technique-looks simple & good.

Offline Ron Scott

  • Forester
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 8346
  • Age: 85
  • Location: Cadillac, MI
  • Gender: Male
    • Share Post
Climbing spikes are generally not permitted unless the tree is to be removed as previously stated. Climbing spikes damage the trees and leave entry points for insects and diseases such as the devastating oak wilt.
~Ron

Offline Tacotodd

  • Senior Member x2
  • *****
  • Posts: 1278
  • Age: 49
  • Location: Bauxite AR
  • Gender: Male
  • To learn and help
    • Share Post
Thatís also what a prusic is for. Even I can tie one of them, and I canít tie but about 4 knots and thatís the only tree knot that I know about!
Trying harder everyday.


Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter

xx
Climbing spikes

Started by Firewoodking on Ask The Forester

7 Replies
1944 Views
Last post June 13, 2013, 08:56:35 AM
by clww
xx
Neighbor Contracted Tree Service Climbed my Trees With Spikes

Started by tim1234 on Ask The Forester

18 Replies
5416 Views
Last post August 22, 2008, 10:20:37 PM
by treecyclers
xx
Cutting roots--don't want to hurt tree

Started by esarratt on Urban and Community Forestry

6 Replies
623 Views
Last post April 22, 2020, 09:00:47 AM
by Magicman
xx
Tree Climbing

Started by lxskllr on Forestry and Logging

12 Replies
1854 Views
Last post August 27, 2018, 01:34:51 AM
by mike_belben
 


Powered by EzPortal