[nafex] Plant Tags

victoria l. caron vicaron at gis.net
Thu Mar 15 06:02:38 EST 2001

I've been away for most of this discussion, but just in case it hasn't been
- with whatever tagging system used, care needs to be taken to attach the
tags in such a way that the trees won't eventually be girdled. When you won't
be able to or don't want to have to bother with checking for girdling by
string or wire for the rest of your life, here is an alternative way of
attaching a tag.
- to the tag attach a piece of nylon 20lb test fishing line or wire that
won't rust. Tack the line/wire  to the trunk with a brad or heavy staple
inserted vertically. As the tree grows, it grows around the wire holding it
in place and because it does not go around the trunk, it can't girdle.
vic  NH zone 3

kr8z at citynet.net wrote:

> Fellow Nafexer's,    I have a suggestion for u folks who have trouble
> remembering what your trees are.  I bought a stamping set which is
> used to stamp letters or numbers into metal. There is a stamp for
> each letter and numeral, and some special characters like "&", and
> you use a hammer to stamp the letters onto your ID tag. You can use
> thick aluminum or brass ( 1/16 to 1/4 in.) for your tags, and attach
> them with stainless steel wire, and the tags will last longer than
> you will. A set that stamps 1/4 in. high letters is about $12 or $14
> bucks plus shipping.  Hope this helps.
> Jack Wigal, Washington, WV
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