Cabling and Bracing
We do not only do Tree Removal Services, but we can also help you support your trees that need bracing and cabling to prevent them from splitting apart or the loss of a limb. There different reasons you may need to brace your tree, If a tree was planted by ancestors, structurally it’s losing its support on the ground, or even a double trunk splitting apart, it’s time to get on a call with us.
If you decide to install one or two more cables on your cables, you would want to make sure; it’s done properly by a professional. It means a lot to determine the success of your cabling effort. There are two types of commonly used cables to consider.
- Static Steel Cables
- Dynamic Synthetic Cables
Static steel cables and Dynamic synthetic cables.
These two are sued to support weak parts/unions in trees. Commonly applied in the case of co-dominant stems or a cracked branch union.
Steel Cables: They are made of high-strength steel wire, which can range 1/8” to 3/8” in diameter. They are usually coupled with hardware into the trunk of a tree.
These are high-strength steel wires, usually between 1/8” to 3/8” in diameter, are attached with hardware into the trunk of the tree. For large trunks, a drop-forged eye
One of the things to note is, trees naturally add wood to their circumference yearly, this is to compensate for co-dominant stems or any form of imbalances. In a nutshell, this means adding strength to where they think is weak at the moment, reducing the stress around that region. This is called axiom of uniform stress.
An implication of this, tree usually form thick growth rings, around areas of high stress. Therefore adding cables on a tree can lessen wood formation around the part that has been cabled. Steel cables have to be maintained as when necessary to get the desired results from cabling.
Synthetic Cables: They are made from high strength rope with shock absorbing properties. Their sizes can range from 3/8” to ¾” in diameter. They are usually wound around the tree instead of going through it like the static steel cables.
They are attached loosely around the tree and only become tight when the tree seems deformed due to loads. One of the best things about synthetic cables is, they are self-adjusting, which means, as the tree grows and increases in diameter, they also adjust to prevent girdling. They are gaining more popularity these days, owing to their ability to grow naturally with the tree and also suitable for emergency purposes.
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