Tree Cabling & Bracing
Tree cabling and bracing is flexible steel cables and braces that are put on the tree to help manage the trees sturdiness during storms or strengthening the tree itself. A professional should always be considered when needing to attach the cabling and bracing on your trees and should be inspected often. This type of system allows your trees to strengthen their limbs and branches, including helping them stay strong during snow storms or high winds. Specialty steel cables are placed in the trees crown with a bracing rod that goes within the tree to hold it all together. If you are unsure of needing this service talk to a specialized tree service expert about it.
Why use tree cabling and bracing
Using cabling and bracing is a great way of making your tree stay strong and is supported throughout storms. Depending on the tree, if it looks like it is falling over or looks like it’s splitting in two, cabling and bracing is beneficial. This approach can help strengthen the limbs and pull the tree together, so you won’t have to worry about the tree falling over. But it also is helpful when having high winds or snow storms that pose a threat to the tree and its branches. The safety alone should be the reason you use this service to maintain the overall health of your tree and prevent any injuries or damage.
How it works
Cable steel wiring is used by directly placing cabling hardware into one limb of the tree and then placed into another limb to help redistribute the weight. Which then allows the limbs and trunk to support each other. Using bracing rods can also help when a tree is splitting into two. Bracing rods are placed, bolting two of the splitting limbs together. When talking to your local arborists, they will explain which service is right for your situation.
Why use professionals
You should always use professionals who are highly trained in tree service maintenance. By placing the cabling and bracing in the wrong limb can cause further damage and may need to remove the tree all together. So, it’s important when finding the best tree service experts out there to help assess your tree and decide on the right approach to maintaining the overall sturdiness of the tree. Making sure the cabling and bracing is on the right limbs is important to redistribute the weight and ensuring that the amount of weight on each side is equal. Without proper execution your tree and its branches pose a risk of falling.
When hiring a professional tree service company to do this service, you should always ask about inspections. Inspections of the cabling and bracing should be done periodically to ensure the tree is still healthy and sturdy. Tree inspections should be done after every storm as well to make sure the tree wasn’t compromised in the storm. Inspections are important to ensure not only the trees health but your safety as well. If one thing goes wrong the tree and its branches may fall. Nature can be unexpected and even when placing in cabling and bracing the tree may still fall. But it is worth trying this approach to protect the tree, so you don’t have to cut it completely down.