Trees are strong and flexible, but sometimes they need a little extra help staying upright. Family Tree Care installs cables and/or braces in trees to help mitigate the risk of a tree failing and potentially damaging our client’s property. Cabling and bracing is most effective in conjunction with pruning and can be employed in many situations.
A cable is made of braided aluminum wire and is installed high in the tree’s canopy. Cables are generally used to support the union between two codominant stems. A brace could be a Y-shaped bracket supporting an overextended limb, or a long threaded through-rod used to prevent a cracked tree trunk from splitting. Bracing can also be implemented to support smaller trees that have been uprooted. If you have a tree that has a structural vulnerability hiring an arborist at Family Tree Care to assess and support it is a good idea!
It is important to note that installing any type of cabling or bracing system requires specific knowledge, and legally the work must be supervised by a licensed arborist. Family Tree Care has the training to take care of your cabling and bracing needs.
If you’re looking for affordable cabling and bracing services in New Haven County, CT please contact us at 203-457-9652 for a free estimate.