Please remove tree straps from trees!

All, folks have done a great job of removing the tree stakes, however I noticed a few folks left the straps on the trees. If you still have the straps, please cut them off the tree (I used a knife for mine). A tree that has the straps start to cut into the trunk is never going to recover from that damage. A number of the association trees we replaced earlier this year had that problem. Additionally letters will be going out to this effect if you still have straps hanging from trees. Thanks!