I have been using jute string to help train my more showy barked maples. I was wondering if anyone had any methods for using wire on tree like this without getting scars. Most of the fireglows i have do so well and i try to use a clip and grow format for them much like the chinese styles. But i am wodering if i might get a better styling with wire i am just afraid to take the wire to the bark as it seems to scar easy... And my trees look a bit odd when they have jute strands holding branches down and in place. I lose some enjoyment out of the trees due to this. I chose jute based on it is a strong fiber it does not constrict when wet and hold knots very well. I have never had an issue with it scarring the tree either. Has anyone else used just to teather a tree down before?? Or seen and perhaps would wiring be a better option?