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Cabling and Bracing

Cabling and Bracing

Trees can grow in certain ways that hinder their ability to structurally support themselves and their limbs. This is especially common in multi-trunked and large open-canopy trees, such as Live Oak, Texas and Shumard Red Oak and Cedar Elm trees. Some trees are simply prone to splitting, such as Bradford Pear, American Elm and Red Oak trees. Tree cabling and bracing can improve the tree’s structure and avoid personal injury, property damage and further damage to your tree.

As mentioned above, the main reasons for a tree to lose its structural integrity include: large-spreading canopies, multi-trunked trees, and vertical splits. Trees such as the Live Oak have very wide canopies and bottom limbs tend to grow along the canopy, fighting for sunlight, and eventually bend at the end. The weight of the limb grows too heavy and the limb breaks. Cabling the tree limb to reduce damage to person, property or the tree itself can prevent this from happening.

By design, multi-trunked trees are subject to structural failure as well. Each tree trunk fights for sunlight, making each side grow apart from the center. Eventually this could cause a split that can possibly be prevented by bracing with a rod and installing a cable.

Vertical splits occur mainly in the event of a storm, or they can simply occur in trees that are prone to it. If the split occurred in a storm, immediate attention to the problem is required and our certified arborists can determine if tree cabling and/or bracing will help, or if the limb will need to be removed altogether.

Proper installation of cabling and bracing rods, along with proper tree trimming to reduce the end-weight of the limb can greatly increase the structural integrity of your trees. That’s where Personal Touch Tree Service comes in. Our ISA (International Society of Arboriculture: certified arborists are well versed in the best industry practices of tree cabling and bracing, and we can determine the best course of action in terms of structural integrity.

Family owned and operated for over 20 years, we are trained to inspect your trees for potential hazards and will offer the most cost effective way to care for your trees. Our crews are among the best in the industry and have the knowledge and tools to make sure your cabling and bracing are done correctly and efficiently.

Call us today at 214-328-7213 for a tree cabling and bracing consultation.