I've got some wire marks on a Crabapple that I purchased earlier this year at the apex. It came shipped to me with wire on it. I took off the wire and the only marks were those at the apex, as it was heavily contorted. They don't seem to be doing any better, and I love this tree. Does anyone have any experience on how to handle this besides hiding it with foliage. I thought about just working them to make it look like natural scarring which wouldn't look out of place with this little knarley tree, but I don't know. Thanks for the help!