If you love nature, express that love by protecting the environment, not by cutting into trees.
Like a cut in your own skin, tree carving creates a gateway for pathogens. Right below the bark are the cells that transport a tree's food and water (the phloem and xylem) and other cells that are responsible for the tree's growth. Slicing through these layers disrupts the flow of water, sugar, and nutrients throughout the tree. In bad cases, the tree can decline or even starve to death.
Photographed during the 2018 @summitworkshops