Many trees grow to be strong, healthy, and able to withstand just about anything short of a tornado. However, some trees need a little extra help. Those that have weak limbs or shallow root systems can easily fall victim to strong wind storms and heavy snowfall. To prevent a weak or misshaped tree from causing property damage, injury, or further damage to the tree itself, cabling and bracing are used to provide support.Get A Free Quote
Root damage can occur for many reasons – compacted soil, excavation, and even improper planting. When roots become damaged, the tree won’t be as strong.
This makes them more susceptible to high winds, heavy snow, and excessive moisture. If you have a tree with unhealthy roots, it’s a good idea to see if installing cabling and bracing could help.
Pruning may seem like an easy task, but if you’re inexperienced or unfamiliar with how to properly prune a tree, you could do significant damage. Over-pruning can cause a tree to become unbalanced. When there is more weight on one side of a tree than the other, it can become susceptible to breakage, splitting, or even falling. Cabling and bracing can help provide extra support in areas where it is lacking.
Minor infestation or disease can weaken a tree and increase its vulnerability. Although it might not be able to save every tree, cabling and bracing can help provide the extra support they need while measures are taken to eliminate the root cause of the issue.
Sometimes a tree’s natural growth pattern will make them more susceptible to weakness. For instance, when two branches grow together to form a “V” this type of branch structure can cause a greater likelihood of one of them breaking.
There’s a lot that goes into determining how bracing and cabling should be used to support a tree. Only a qualified tree expert should be involved in the process, otherwise, you may risk further damage.
As long as a tree isn’t blocking a view or posing a risk, most people want to keep their trees as long as possible. Cabling and bracing is one way to protect and support an otherwise compromised tree, allowing it to grow and continue to thrive. In some cases, cabling may not be enough to save a tree, but it might be able to buy you some time until you decide to remove it.
Once installed, cabling can last for many years - and even decades. However, it is highly recommended to have a tree care expert inspect your cabling every year or so to determine the integrity of the hardware.
Every tree is different and there are multiple reasons why one may require additional support. In some instances, pruning may be able to remedy the situation, but other times, improper pruning and over-pruning can make a bad problem worse. To find out the best way to care for your tree, call Boyd Brothers Tree Care and we’ll be happy to assess the situation and put together a free estimate.
Yes! We also provide tree cabling, pruning, stump grinding, and other tree care services in Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Whispering Pines, Vass, Pinebluff, Seven Lakes, West End, Carthage, and other surrounding communities. To find out if we provide service in your area, please give us a call!
Whether you have a plan and just need the work done safely and efficiently, or you need some help deciding what to do with your trees, contact us today for a consultation and a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you!