Trees may grow in such a way that their physical structure can no longer support its own weight. Trees are also prone to splitting, leading to structural failure. Cabling and bracing tools are used to mitigate future damage to the structure of the tree and to protect the surrounding property from potential damage.
Cables can help redistribute structural stress, stabilize a weak or split crotch and provide support to heavy horizontal branches. If you have or are considering the possibility of having cables installed, it is important to inspect the trees and equipment visually every year, and to call a professional every five years for a climbing inspection.
Bracing provides support to branch attachments that have been found to be weak. Bracing can stabilize weak crotches, used to repair split crotches, and hold rubbing limbs either together or apart. When used together, the likelihood of structural failure is lessened.
Cabling and Bracing
The professional arborists at Smoothie’s Tree Service can inspect your trees for potential problems that may not be noticeable to the untrained eye.