Tree Bracing and Cabling Pros
There are times when trees grow to a point where they are unable to support their weight. This challenge primarily occurs in big trees that have large canopies, multiple trunks, and those that have branches that attach in a ‘V’ shape. This situation may worsen during periods of heavy rain or snow, or when the wet leaves increase foliage weight. Strong wind may also aggravate this challenge. One of the best solutions to this problem is tree bracing & cabling.
Multi-trunk trees have a higher risk than single-trunk trees because their limbs do extend away from the trunk’s center. The foliage that is on the limbs increases the overall weight on all sides of the trunk. Therefore, the trunks may become very heavy for the trees to hold making them bend.
When the branches of a big tree are attached in a ‘V’ shape, it enhances the chances of vertical splitting. The primary reason behind splitting is the presence of insufficient connective tissues between the tree trunk and the stem, and the bark that is between the stems. The larger the ‘V’ angle, the higher the possibility of the occurrence of a split. You may also notice structural issues when your trees have heavy and long limbs. The challenge will be worse when the limbs are either growing downward or horizontally.
The other support problems can result from trees that are anchored poorly. Inadequate anchoring normally takes place when you plant your trees in compacted or shallow soil. It can also result from improper root ball or root damage. Greenacres Pro Tree Trimming and Removal Team can help you with perfect tree bracing and cabling solutions for such problems.
In most cases, you can use braces and cables to deliver the much-needed structural support to your trees. The support will extend the lifespan of your damaged tree and reduce the potential hazards of branch failure. Professionals place cables high in a tree because they have better leverage than rods. These cables minimize the breakage and movement of your tree branches. You normally install the cable at a distance of close to 2/3 from the weak region to the end of the branch.
Bracing entails using rods that can either be installed below or above the branch that requires support. The brace will assist to prevent leaders from spreading apart and moving sideways. You have to install them together with cables.
Braces and cables come in a broad range of strengths and materials. The market also has several techniques that you can use to install tree bracing & cabling depending on the problem you are handling and the type of tree. For instance, you can use a single cable to support some trees while you have to set up the cable in a box shape or triangle in other trees. You can also use multiple or single rods depending on the prevailing condition.
After installing the brace or cable, you have to allow professionals to inspect it regularly for damage from various elements like rain, and wind. Guying is the other method of providing support to your trees. In this technique, you have to attach a cable to your tree on one end and the external anchor on the other. Guying is the best solution for trees that have root issues. You can also reduce potential support problems and tree weight through pruning.
It is good to consult professional tree services when you want to address issues of support. The best place to begin is Greenacres Pro Tree Trimming and Removal Team. These specialists will help you to determine whether to install tree bracing & cabling and the size and type of support to use. You can be able to save some trees with additional support instead of spending your money to buy a new tree.
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