Hanging Baskets On Tree Limbs

Hanging Baskets on Trees

Q: Do hanging baskets on tree limbs causes any damage to the limb? What can be used to suspend the pot that would not have a negative effect on the tree? 

A: It somewhat depends on the weight of the basket and how much it swings. My favorite hanging system involves a nylon strap or a leather belt at least an inch wide, plus a bit of chain. The wide surface of either belting bearing on the upper bark of a limb would leave little damage. Wrapping a chain or wire around the limb is never appropriate.

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