Cabling and Bracing

Tree Cabling and Bracing Edmonton

If you have a tree that poses a safety risk, contact Arbor Man Tree Care in Edmonton. We will help to see if tree cabling and bracing are options to stabilize your tree, which could prevent complete removal. Cabling and bracing are the processes of adding hardware such as cables, rods, and bolts. Trees sometimes grow so that their physical structure can no longer support their weight—a common phenomenon in mature multi-trunked trees with open canopies. Cabling and bracing are two techniques to provide supplemental support to trees with risk. Although tree support techniques cannot make a tree 100% safe, they can reduce the risks.

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TWO TYPES OF TREE SUPPORT SYSTEMS

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

Dynamic: This system allows a tree’s free movement, encouraging it to compensate for its structural weakness by growing reaction wood naturally.

Tree support systems support limbs, individual branches, and possibly an entire tree. These systems reduce the movement of the tree and limbs during high winds and storms. These get used in trees with double leaders, split limbs, and when the trunk is damaged and split. An ISA Certified Arborist should evaluate risk before installing any support system. If you believe your tree requires cabling and bracing support, contact Arbor Man Tree Care today!

 

TYPES OF CABLES AND BRACES

Hardware systems could be used independently or in combination.

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

Non-Invasive: Securely fastening hardware systems around a tree trunk or branches.

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

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