Fifteen or so years ago I drilled an eye bolt into our beautiful cedar elm in the backyard. This was so we could hang our clothesline that stretched from the deck. I think Elise used that clothesline twice.
I’ve backed that bolt out a handful of times as the tree has grown. And then one year, I didn’t.
That mighty elm will finish absorbing it for another year or two. Then only the tree and I will know the fate of that old clothesline bolt.