People ask all the time “Why do you not use spikes when you climb to prune?”. “It appears to be easier if you climb the tree”, we always have the same reply. It causes so much damage to the bark tissue. The picture that we have attached is an example of a previously pruned tree that spikes were used on. Now this tree is having bark tissue loosen and fall off the tree. Choose the company who cares about your trees and the long term of their health.