Tree Cabling

IMG_9852Cabling and bracing are mechanical support systems for trees which need additional support and stability.  Cabling, and or bracing is a preventative measure to insure the longevity and stability of your tree.

Tree cabling and bracing is when structural supports intended to reduce the risk of failure of, weaker branches and multiple stems are used. Cables generally consist of high strength steel and are attached to bolts installed in the upper crown of a tree. They are intended to limit the movement of the supported branches so they are less likely to fail during storms. Braces are thread rod that are installed through unions of weak branches and multiple stems to provide more rigid support from twisting forces that can occur in bad weather.

Tree managemphotoent programs on all properties should be proactive rather than reactive with treatments being applied preventively to maintain plant health rather than remedial once decline begins. Managers or owners of commercial properties which have high pedestrian traffic and where there is a need to ensure public safety should have their trees inspected regularly for structural defects, including cracks, split crotches, decay and other problems to prevent failures that could lead to personal injury or property damage. Supplemental structural support systems should only be installed based on a thorphoto copy 2ough inspection and evaluation of tree structure by our certified arborists Materials and techniques must comply with published industry standards (American National Standards Institute A-300 Standards). If trees have lightning protection systems, the conductor must be attached to any support cables in the crown.