TIP: Protecting our most precious resource Pt. 2

Posted by Keren Warner on

Even the best planned course can leave tree trunks exposed to
repetitive impact injury that could result in the tree being permanently damaged. While trees are capable of compartmentalizing small wounds and injuries quickly, larger wounds require a great deal of energy and can weaken a tree leaving it open to disease and decay.

It's important, therefore, to consider different methods of protecting the tree's trunk in a way that is in keeping with the Adventure/Challenge Course industry's commitment to the environment.

One could simply encircle the tree with a mesh or wooden fence, but overall we prefer a tree pad that prevents the tree from being injured when a participant glides feet first into the tree and protects the participant when the tree gets in the way of a "soft landing."

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