Tree Bracing & Tree Cabling
If you have a tree on your property that you are concerned about, you may be wondering if you should invest in a tree bracing or cabling system. These systems can be very helpful in preventing damage to trees during high winds or other extreme weather conditions. Every tree is different and therefore its bracing/cabling needs will be dependent on the application and/or tree scenario along with the desired results.
Dynamic Cabling Vs. Static Cabling?
Dynamic cabling is performed in situations where more “support” is needed or recommended to improve a tree’s overall safety. This is typically done as a preventive measure to give additional assurances during high winds and inclement weather. It is not a guarantee that the tree will not fail but sometimes the only option at improving tree stability and safety. Trees that have very large branch unions and multiple tops are the most common application and reason to choose dynamic cabling.
Static Cabling on the other hand is usually recommended after some kind of structural failure has occurred. At this point, a static cabling system is recommended so that the repaired area remains “static” with very little movement if any.
All Around Arbor utilizes only the best for our Cabling applications - Cobra® Tree Cabling System.
Key benefits include:
- Fast installation without any tools and damage to trees
- Can be used dynamically and statically
- Long service life thanks to the material aging well
- High quality, maximum safety
- Easy to control
- Available with 2 Ton, 4 Ton and 8 Ton load strengths.
Learn more about the Cobra® Tree Cabling System
Tree bracing is used to provide support at a failed/cracked union or crotch of a tree. It is typically performed by installing a threaded rod through the affected part. We like to recommend bracing in small to medium-sized trees that have had a branch union crack. With the installation of a threaded steel rod, the tree can usually heal and be saved. It is not usually utilized in situations when safety is a big factor as bracing does not come with any guarantees. More-so it is used to help support and preserve a tree that poses little risk to its surroundings.