TREE CABLING AND TREE BRACING FOR BURLINGTON, OAKVILLE, MILTON, HAMILTON, WATERDOWN, MISSISSAUGA
Tree Cabling and Tree Bracing
Young trees are particularly susceptible to damage from strong winds and storms. To protect your trees as they are growing, Burlington Tree Service offers tree cabling and bracing to lend extra support to your trees to protect them from breakage or toppling. Our certified arborists can advise you on the best way to ensure your trees survive and thrive across each stage of their lives. With years of experience in residential and commercial tree care, we have the expertise needed to deliver the highest level of care for the trees on your property.
The main purposes of tree cabling is to secure trees that have some type of structural defect or weakening in the tree. A large branch could be growing above your property or yard, and securing it would be a smart thing to do. This becomes especially important when an unpredictable wind or ice storm comes rolling through. Every year, many trees topple and break due to the forces and weight exerted by the elements, especially during a storm.
Cabling would be the least invasive way to protect the tree and your property from such disasters. It's a process where cables are tied around the branches or the trunk in order to provide more structural support. Think of a grocery bag splitting apart at the handles and you cupping it with your hand to make it stable and secure. In some instances, the cabling process may include a U-shaped rod being drilled into the tree and tied with steel cables between the branches. This is a more solid system used on long branches and large diameter trees. The downside would be that it's very rigid and doesn't allow the tree to move and sway. Our certified arborists and tree risk assessors would be able to tell you what the best course of action is.
Bracing would be the more invasive procedure. It involved drilling holes into the tree securing the two sides with galvanized rods. This type of connection is usually used on the strong and structurally sound parts of the tree in order to hold it together. You may have a V-shaped trunk growing out in the opposite direction or the crotch may be splitting apart at the stems. If it's a large size tree in good health, it would be a shame to have it removed. Bracing could potentially save it and keep it structurally sound for years to come.
Whether you need Tree Cabling or Tree Bracing, please ensure you hire professionals. Improper techniques and diagnosis can hurt your trees and cause further damage. We have the expertise, tools, and experience to advise and perform the work.
Burlington Tree Service
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