Slackers Tree Huggerz - Tree Protection Kit

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Slackers Tree Huggerz - Tree Protection Kit

$19.95
SKU: R20727
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    Tree Huggerz Features:
  • Protects tree bark from abrasion
  • Easy to set up
  • Includes 1 set of 2 protectors (6″ H x 38″ W), adjustable elastic strap and 5 wood stays
  • Fits up to 70″ Tree

Always Protect our Trees!

The most common anchors for slacklines are trees. Trees greater than 12″ in diameter are considered ideal in most cases. There are several very effective methods of tree protection that function on two principles: eliminating abrasion, and redistributing load over a wider area. One of the most effective means of tree protection is a wrap of vertical blocks (1″ x 1″ cut into 6″ pieces) strung together by drilling a small diameter hole through the center and running cord through them. Blocks are spaced evenly to prevent the anchor slings from contacting and abrading the outer bark and the length of the blocks distributes the load vertically as opposed to horizontally compressing a continuous line around the trunk. The addition of a carpet square between the block wrap and the outer bark is considered ideal among the founding community of slackliners. Many other ways to protect the tree are commonly used such as towels, mats, cardboard, carpet and purpose made tree protectors.

Using carpet squares or cardboard even, by themselves, only addresses abrasion, leaving the load concentrated on a small area of the tree. These methods would be adequate for occasional use, but with the high tensions of longlines one who slacklines regularly should take every precaution to protect the life of the tree. (Source: Wikipedia)

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