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« Reply #26: January 14, 2008, 04:24:35 pm »

Let me be clear here... I'm not new to natural magic by any stretch of the imagination.  There are very rare circumstances when collecting a living branch from a tree may be necessary to what you're doing.  I have no problem with it in a case of extreme need and urgency in which there is not an acceptable substitute.

I think the best way to honor a tree is to treat is as a tree. Honor it as the living thing it is. It is not an animal. It does not react to things as animals do. The OP is not talking about going out and cutting 2 foot thick branches that might indeed harm a tree. I believe it is more akin (if you need a human analogy) to cutting fingernails than lopping off an arm. Removing branches intelligently can be very beneficial to trees, however usually the wind and weather takes care of the major wild pruning. But we are not talking about major pruning. We are talking about a wand, a small piece that does not harm a healthy mature tree. Anyone taking a small branch from a tree should have enough knowledge to know a strong tree from a sick one, where the best place is to take it from (i.e. does not harm tree) and not to remove bark etc etc.

Beyond that I believe it becomes a personal issue. If you feel it is hurting the tree and making it scream in pain do not cut a wand from a living tree. From the original post, I do not think the OP feels that is what happens. Neither do I. I believe there is room for both opinions. It is very much like the veggie/meat eater thing. I do not want to be preached to by a vegetarian and refuse to feel I am doing something awful eating meat. They can state this is the way THEY feel, but to come at me like "you are an awful person to do that" I feel is out of line.
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