Tree wound dating
Remember that a tree does a great job of containing and compartmentalizing its own trunk wounds.
The following treatments are not embraced by all tree professionals.
Don't forget some of these words can be found in the Techno Tree Biology Dictionary. Here is a good sample to explain a way of dating wounds.
You can count the increments of growth after the wound (w).
Remember each year a new tree grows around the old tree.
There are two common methods of climbing, Single Rope System (SRS) and Moving Rope System (MRS).
When personal safety is an issue, or the tree is being removed, arborists may use 'spikes', (also known as 'gaffs' or 'spurs') attached to their chainsaw boots with straps to ascend and work.
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Note that the area of trauma is enlarged but it looks good and will improve the damaged tree's appearance.