17232Re: [Hammock Camping] Studies
- Apr 4, 2007amendment2@... wrote:
> Does anyone know of any studies done on tree damage from hammockcamping?
> Short or long term?Nope, I'm monitoring the effects of one night's camping on Cryptomeria
sp. The tree-huggers compacted the bark, which tends to be spongy,
especially in the rain which was when I camped there. Half a year
later, it is still easy to see where the tree-huggers had gripped the
tree. Whether this damaged the tree, I don't know. I doubt most people
would notice the effect. Probably the biggest effect was scraping moss
off the tree, leaving a lighter-colored ring.
Every time I return to the site, I snap a fresh set of pictures.
So, the type of tree probably does matter. I doubt shag-bark hickories
are good hammock trees...
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