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10 Bad Things We Do to Our Trees

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Flag Poles and Fence Posts
A tree flag pole

A tree flag pole

Photo by Steve Nix

Don't Use Trees for Utility Poles and Decoration
Trees can can easily become convenient fence posts, light poles and ornament stands. Don't be tempted into using a standing tree for purposes of utility and decoration by attaching them with permanent invasive anchors.

This yard-of-the-month looks beautiful and you would never suspect damage being done to the trees. If you look real close at the middle tree, you will see a flag pole (not in use this day). To make matters worse, there are display lights anchored to the other trees as night display lights.

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