CABLING AND BRACING

CABLING AND BRACING

Cabling and Bracing

Cabling and bracing trees are the processes of adding hardware such as a thimble, lag hooks, threaded rods to a tree’s structure to make it safer.

Trees have a tendency to grow in such a manner that their physical structure can no longer support their own weight. A common phenomenon in mature multi-trunked and tree with open canopies.

Cabling and bracing are two techniques that are used to provide supplemental support to trees those have show characteristics prone to failure. Although tree support techniques, cannot make a tree 100% safe, it can reduce the risks, until a permanent solution is decided.

 

two TYPES of ‘tree support systems’

Static: This holds trees rigid and restricts their movement to reduce potential failure.

Dynamic: This system allows a free movement of a tree, hence encourage the tree to compensate naturally for its structural weakness.

Tree support systems are used to provide extra support to limbs, individual branches and possibly an entire tree. These systems reduce the movement of the tree and limbs during high wind and storm.

These are used in trees that have double leaders or split limbs. These are also used in certain situations where the trunk is damaged and split. An ISA certified arborist should perform a risk evaluation, prior to installation of any support system.

 

Types of cables and braces:

Hardware systems could be used independently or in combination.

Invasive: The process where tree wood is implanted with the hardware system.

Non-Invasive: The process of securely fastened hardware system around a tree trunk or branches.

 

Arbor Man Tree Care uses state of the art Cobra Cabling Systems.

 


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