What Is Cabling? Bracing?
Simply put, cabling and bracing are ways to hold your tree together so it doesn't drop branches or split apart.
We use cables made from extra high strength steel to support branches so they won't move around as much - as a result, they're less likely to break during a storm. The cables are attached to the tree using bolts installed through the branches.
Bracing involves installing a long threaded rod through several branches or stems where they're weak and likely to split. The rod gives more support than a cable and limits the degree of twisting that can happen during violent weather.
When Should You Use Cabling or Bracing?
Many trees are in good health, but have poor structure, such as:
- large, heavy or multiple stems,
- an imbalanced or lopsided tree canopy,
- branches that move around too much, or
- tight crotches that aren't well attached to the main tree trunk.
These are all situations where cabling or bracing can help protect your tree and save your property from damage.
These types of supports should only be installed by a certified arborist after a thorough inspection and evaluation of the tree.
If you notice any of those problems in your trees, give us a call at 440-564-1374 and we'll see if cabling or bracing can help, or if a corrective pruning program is called for instead.
And if you have cables or braces in your tree, be sure to have a certified arborist inspect it closely every year. A cabling or bracing failure can cause extensive damage but is entirely preventable.
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