Tree Cabling and Bracing
Tree cabling and bracing structural systems should only be installed based on a thorough inspection and evaluation of tree structure by one of our certified arborists. We are located in Enfield, New Hampshire so we are centrally located in the Upper Valley. The approach that we will take uses both materials and techniques which comply with published industry standards and best practice.
A tree may benefit from artificial support. The methods we use are defined in professional standards. These methods are intended to help keep trees from breaking but the intention and the standards are not a guarantee.
Here are the tree structural support systems that we offer:
Tree Cabling is a process that involves supporting parts of the tree that have a higher potential to fail than normal, with other parts of the tree that are strong. A cable attaches two or more branches to each other to improve the overall strength of the area of concern. Often trees with co-dominate leaders need cables to help support them.
In a situation where a crack appears in the tree, a brace may be needed along with the cables. A brace is used to strengthen a cracked area and to limit the cracks ability to spread further in the tree. In both situations, pruning to reduce weight in the areas of the tree of concern is usually recommended.
Guy wires are used to support a tree that is leaning or has fallen over. Guy wires can be attached to the ground using earth anchors or they can be attached to another solid object (like a tree) deemed suitable to support the fallen or leaning tree. A common use of this is an evergreen that blows over in a storm. In many cases we can stand the trees back up and support them with guy wires.
Large, low lateral tree limbs can be supported from the ground with props. These are constructed per the uniqueness of each tree, the site it is growing in and the aesthetic parameters of the tree owner. Propping of a tree is not done very often due to expense. But certain trees in certain locations are well worth it.
To learn more about how we can help with Tree Cabling and Bracing give us a call at 643-632-7468. We will be happy to review and discuss your specific tree situation.