Tree Bracing and Cabling
Have you ever looked up at a tree and wondered why some trees have flexible steel strand cables and braces around them? Well, they are in place to reduce stress damage from high winds, the weight of ice or snow, and heavy foliage. This is called tree cabling and bracing. A tree’s weak limbs are not always visible to the naked eye. If you really want your tree to be checked out, consider calling a professional arborist to assess them. Your tree doctor may be able to assist you in identifying a weak point of your tree by examining bark or large codominant stems. These can be signs that your tree may need tree cabling and bracing. Although the maintenance work that follows tree cable and brace installation is kept at a minimal level, it is still an important step to take for tree care.
Trees can grow naturally well. However, in some cases, they may grow in a manner where their physical structure is unable to support its own growth. This leads to a structural failure. Structural failure of a large branch, root system, or even trunk may cause significant damage to property (if it snaps and falls onto it). Similarly, it can also cause injury or in extreme cases, fatality. Physical structure failure can also cause a tree’s health to decline over time.
Why go for cabling and bracing?
Past pruning, if done wrongly, can cause the tree to have a structural failure. At the point of time where these weak areas fail, large limbs, trunks, or sometimes even the entire tree may come crashing down and crushing what was unfortunate to be below them. Properly placed cables between limbs can support or redistribute the weight load, allowing limbs or trunks to support each other. Sometimes, bracing rods are used to support splitting limbs by having them bolted together. However, it is important to understand that installing rods or cables can offer additional support, but it does not guarantee that the tree will not be a victim of structural failure.
I suggest that you should not try bracing or cabling your tree by yourself. Not only should you care for the tree, but also for your own safety. Have you heard of South Florida Tree Trimming and Stump Grinding Services? They are professionally trained in this area of expertise and I am sure that they will be happy to support you in this area. Feel free to reach out to them. I know I will.
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