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Try looking up chain lock/Lok tree ties.

 

Similar idea to cable ties, there rubber material with square holes in ( like a chain) and designed to pull the strap throu the hole and turn it sideways it locks up.

Just as easy to take down and reuse too

 

I use them for putting squirrel feeders and traps up works well.

 

With bigger trees ( big hardwoods) when tying traps up myself I've found it easier to cut and attach 1 long bit on 1 side and a shorter piece on the other, that way u can hold trap up and ur fastening it near the front of tree rather than behind it if they were equal sizes

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Thanks for all the suggestions.

 

Cable ties come in about 1200mm max without getting into silly prices however if they say no to the screws we will probably go down the ratchet/ tie down route as this show will happen every year, and we really need something reusable.

 

Will investigate further into the Chainlok Tree strapping.

 

J

 

 

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Someone already mentioned plastic cover copper cable, but u also get thin ' tie' wire wether plastic coated or galv.

If u went for thinner DIA wire u wouldn't even need pliers to wrap it.

Again cheap.

 

U can get some cable ties that are reusable, often get them on tree tubes, but u can buy them bit dearer than normal 1s, I like them and no idea how long u can get then.

U could always join a short reusable 1 onto a long normal 1 of same thickness to save some money and reuse them every year.

Might be easier stored than other things

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32 minutes ago, Treelighter1980 said:

as this show will happen every year, and we really need something reusable.

If this were a one off I would have said go for aluminium  nails, simply because my experience of stainless screws is they snap when you try and unscrew them if they have been in green wood any length of time, ordinary plated steel ones are better.

 

Trees put up with nails and screws better than sawmills do.

 

As it is regular then a tying or strapping solution is better

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I'd definitely go for cable ties.  We use them for something similar [although on a much smaller scale] and join them together if necessary for larger diameters.

 

I would recommend using UV stabilised ones like this - because we do find standard ones [especially colours] do 'rot'.

 

WWW.HELLERMANNTYTON.CO.UK

111-15460 - Available in a wide range of materials, these cable ties all feature internal serrations allowing for a positive hold onto cable, hose and pipe bundles. The design of the head...

 

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3 hours ago, Stere said:

U can get reusable cable ties.

Yeah but the single biggest type of plastic litter I come across (and disregard  royal mail rubber bands as they are natural rubber I think) is cableties.

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