Hi Y'all, first post here. I'm a DIY homeowner. Built my own house, maintain my own property etc... I have some oak trees up behind my house that I should have removed before building the house. I will be taking them down this Fall. Maasdam rope puller and 150 feet of 1/2" 3 strand arborist rope from Right Rope is on its way to me, and will be used to guide the trees away from the house. I am pretty solid on how to rig the ground end of things, but I am looking for knowledge on best method for the rope end up in the tree. Nothing fancy, I just don't want to decrease the strength of the rope with knots. Is it as simple as using a spliced loop and running the entire rope back through the hole? Or should I put a steel ring in the splice and run the rope through the steel ring? Or, for convenience, a strong carabiner clipped on to the spliced loop, and then around the rope, then up the tree it goes? I can use a throw a line to get the rope set, but I don't want to climb up to put a sling. I want to make sure whatever I do will be ok with the amount of pressure that rope puller can put on it. Thanks in advance.