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We did a spiking test on an Ash and a H / C Nut both healthy trees . Years later they are both in excellent fettle / condition and 99 % of the gaff wounds have healed up a treat . Bloody myth I tell thee . Spiking in my opinion does no more damage than a simple branch removal . The tree itself is a living thing and therefore is used to change and copes well with it .

 

 

Aye - I did notice at the training course venue that there were a number of skinny silver birch trees that had obviously been spiked heavily at some point which had well healed wounds.

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Aye - I did notice at the training course venue that there were a number of skinny silver birch trees that had obviously been spiked heavily at some point which had well healed wounds.

 

Excellent although I wouldnt be spiking up birch trees when the sap is rising :001_smile: Although I did hear a good wine can be had from the sap :thumbup1:

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We did a spiking test on an Ash and a H / C Nut both healthy trees . Years later they are both in excellent fettle / condition and 99 % of the gaff wounds have healed up a treat . Bloody myth I tell thee . Spiking in my opinion does no more damage than a simple branch removal . The tree itself is a living thing and therefore is used to change and copes well with it .

 

I remember an reading an article which used a small axe to promote epicormic growth in beech trees to aid reduction. The results weren't great but it did work. I wonder if gaff wounds would at the correct time of year have the same result?

 

Sorry for going off topic!

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As a ahem vertically challenged person, I have found the alloy geckos on the shortest setting to be adequate. Make sure your boots have a deep instep though as I have found my (incredibly manly) size 4 boots only just accomodate the spikes. Hope this helps.

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It might be worth checking to see if you can get a shorter shank, alternatively, as they are steel get someone to cut shorten and weld them back together would be my idea.

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As a ahem vertically challenged person, I have found the alloy geckos on the shortest setting to be adequate. Make sure your boots have a deep instep though as I have found my (incredibly manly) size 4 boots only just accomodate the spikes. Hope this helps.

 

size 4....wow hmmm...that was my shoe size when I was 7 maybe.....

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