Cabling and Bracing Trees
At HTS, we prove a variety of services including tree cabling and bracing. Some trees may need assistance to keep them structurally sound. This can be done by installing hardware into a tree which offers support and stability for the tree as it continues to mature. Tree cabling and bracing is a very important part of regular property maintenance and should not be neglected! To learn more about cabling and bracing, contact an arborist at HTS. An onsite evaluation will help determine whether or not this service is necessary.
Tree Cabling and Bracing Process
Tree cabling involves installing threaded rods into tree limbs and connecting them with steel cables to minimize the movement of limbs. This will provide extra support to the tree to help reduce the risk of failure and potentially extend the life of the tree. Many trees with multiple limbs can fail under the stress of wind or snow and may need a cable installed.
Tree bracing involves installing steel rods into the crotch or trunk of a tree to provide a rigid support system. This is often used if the branch union becomes weak due to cracks, splits, or decay. Most commonly, trees with co-dominate stems, or multiple leads, develop included bark where each branch tends to grow separately and push itself apart. These trees need the assistance of hardware to prevent breakage and destruction.
Benefits of Maintaining Healthy Trees
The benefits of hiring a tree care professional to assess your outdoor space are crucial. The experts at HTS, know how important it is that trees are properly maintained and ensuring that trees are structurally sound is vital. We believe that an investment in tree cabling and bracing will result in many benefits. The cost of removal and the materials used are not highly visible once installed. This allows for increased support while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance.