Tree Cabling & Bracing
Tree cabling and bracing is the use of cables to stabilize a tree’s structure, bolstering and redistributing a tree’s weight in a bid to keep it from falling or leaning. It should be clarified that cabling isn’t effective at keeping diseased or dying trees from falling apart – it’s intended to keep largely healthy trees with uneven structures from falling or coming apart. Our arborists have the expertise to identify trees that need cabling, or where there are potential risks in the future. Florence Tree Pros is the eminent provider of this brand of tree care in the Florence, SC region.
Notice the Signs
You might think that it’s obvious when a tree needs the assistance of a cabling system, but that isn’t always the case. Not every tree that needs this support is going to look like it’s about to fall over. Tree cracks, or when trunks are somewhat split, can indicate that your tree is suffering from a possibly severe structural issue. ‘V-Crotch’ stems – where the trunk grows in a ‘V’ shape from a single point, also have a greater likelihood of imbalance. Of course, you also need to pay attention to leaning trees, an obvious sign that tree cabling might be necessary.
What are the benefits?
Structural issues can be the end of a tree, and sometimes when they’re leaning too much the only possibility is total removal. Caught early enough, structural problems can be solved through tree limb cutting, but otherwise cabling is the solution. Support systems can allow for tree restoration, offering physical support while a tree recovers, but can also act as a preventative measure, reducing the chance of a tree falling by bracing and reallocating its weight. We might also recommend tree cabling where there would be significant property damage if a tree falls – even if it doesn’t seem likely that this will happen.
Storm Damage Prevention
One circumstance where tree damage is likely is during storms. We can work with you to create a tree protection plan, limiting the likelihood that your trees will fall due to high winds. As natives of the Florence, SC area, we understand that the chance of damage to your trees from storms is at least moderate, and hurricane damage isn’t out of the question either. By undertaking storm preparation, you give your trees the best chance to survive harsh weather conditions, and for them to emerge in the best possible condition.
As experts in the administering of cabling systems, we understand that different trees have different needs. Our arborists are experienced in the evaluation of the structure of trees, and identifying where they need support. We offer dynamic cabling systems that allow movement and flexibility, but prevent the branches from splitting. Steel cabling and rod tree bracing are other possibilities for the protection of your tree too. Our team will work with you to find the best solution, and we’ll do our best to limit the visibility of the system, and in doing so we’ll protect your tree’s visual appeal.