This Arakawa grew vigorously this year and I missed removing the wire by a long shot. This is actually the second year in a row this has happened to me on this tree. I don’t think these will be a big deal due to the fact that this variety grows rough bark fast, and this tree is far from being finished anyway. I actually plan on taking a few air layers off of this tree but never got to it this year.
As the tree looked before work:
Wires digging in too much:
Hopefully next year I’ll remember to check the wires earlier!