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tholimon
Tree House Concerns!! Am I the only one?
tholimon

:(:confused:
I am a huge and long term TOH hour and subscriber of magazine. BUT today really sent me over the top. You really went into this not so large tree on 2 sides for a Tree House?? I noticed Roger not present; bet he did not agree with project. So, owners so concerned about preserving "dead" wood in great old home but not concerned about preserving "live" tree!!! I cannot believe this build is not damaging the tree and particularly in the harsh NE climate. Hope I am wrong. PS I am not usually an activist but am concerned about preservation. Very sorry my first correspondence to TOH (normally excellent programming) has to be negative. Really appreciate your show otherwise. Also noticed in today's show and we laughed that the electrician did not dig out the plant by the light pole carefully and wide enough berth to preserve that plant (Roger would not approve either guessing--but not so worried about that plant)

keith3267
Re: Tree House Concerns!! Am I the only one?
keith3267

The system they used will not hurt that tree. It is similar to what rubber plantations do to their trees and maple syrup producers do to Sugar Maple trees. Those trees last for generations.

Mastercarpentry
Re: Tree House Concerns!! Am I the only one?
Mastercarpentry

Though we call it "heartwood" trees wear their hearts on their sleeves. The inner wood does not grow- the real heart of a tree is it's outer layers where it lives. So after you're slightly into the tree what you do hardly matters. Those honking big long screws did less damage than the large countersink drill for the collars.

I'm no tree-hugger but I hate to see a perfectly good tree wasted or needlessly killed. Harvested with thought and used well is the way it's supposed to be done. I was more shocked by Kevin using a pipe to gain leverage on a ratchet. While we all do it, that's a tool safety mistake. How come Tommy did the other one without the pipe, is Kevin that weak? :eek: I've seen Roger perform some big no-no's on trees though he's generally right. If he was against it that would have been said; these guys are a team after all and a pretty darn good team at that.

@ tholimon: It does no good to complain about the show here- none of the TOH crew comes to this forum anymore and they hardly ever did from the start. Your message ain't getting through cause you're on the wrong channel- they're on Twitter now. We're just contractors who like to help the good folks coming here seeking help and advice- we're not connected with TOH and we never claimed to be.

Phil

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