Tree Cabling & Bracing
Some trees in our property can be important to us, whether it has sentimental value or it just looks great in our backyard, and when those trees look like they’re having problems and may fall, something needs to be done to keep them intact and standing in one piece. The best solution is to use cables or metal rods to hold the branches of the tree together. This can work to simply reinforce the tree or to help guide it in a better growth pattern so it can hold it’s own weight once again. In some cases, if the bracing or cables have been added at the right time of the tree’s growth cycle, the tree may be able to recover and support its own weight once again, no longer needing the added hardware that has been supporting it.
Materials We Use
Because the cables and bracing hardware is exposed to the outdoors for long periods of time, correct materials need to be used during installation. When poor quality cables or bracing are used, they can fail over time or start to rust, which weakens the hardware and also causes damage to the tree (as well as looking bad). This is why we go to the extra length to select the right material for the job, so that you can rest assured that the cabling or bracing thats holding up your beloved tree will hold for a long time without issue.
Cabling and Bracing Process
The process itself of adding hardware like cables, braces, nuts and bolts is quite simple, but the planning is important to have completed correctly first. Before our team begins attaching the hardware they make sure to thoroughly assess the tree and try to plan for the most effective bracing system that will hold the tree for as long as possible while the tree grows into the right direction. The hardware itself is quite simple, either a cable or threaded rod is put into the tree in specific points and tightened to hold it all in place, ensuring that excess weight isn’t put onto any of the trees limbs.
As the tree grows with the hardware in it, the shape of the tree overall will move and adjust, meaning the hardware too may need to be adjusted to keep up with the movement of the tree. The ultimate objective is to ensure that there is no excess strain on any individual limbs of the tree, so the hardware will need to be adjusted to ensure that the weight is spread evenly.
Tree Doctor Specialists
Bracing and cabling a tree requires a lot of knowledge, skill and access to professional equipment to make sure the cabling or bracing is completed effectively. Our bracing and cabling specialists have all undergone important training to learn all the correct methods for repairing a tree and ensuring that no further damage is done to the tree or anything nearby the tree.