For a pine tree, what type of hooks, nails, screws can I use??
Pine trees have a natural defense. They encase any foreign object in pitch if it is harming the tree. You can really screw or nail just about anything you want into a pine tree without damaging it. The main thing to remember is the way a tree grows. It adds a lay each year and if you have a screw, eye bolt or nail in the side of the tree eventually the item will be covered by the trees growth. It is a good idea to have something that can be removed and put in a different place as the tree grows. We have at least 25 to 30 pines on our lot and we haven’t lost one yet to nails or screws in the side of the tree.