Sometimes your trees need a little extra support.
At Schneider Tree Care, we offer Cabling and Bracing options for trees to aid in structural integrity.
While this is not designed to hold up the tree, it is intended to lend support to its natural structure.
Why might you need cabling and bracing? Let’s say you have a large tree on your property with a large branch that spreads over a corner of your roof. You want to save the limb and keep the tree intact, but you are worried about the limb coming down and causing damage. One way to help is to do some cabling and bracing! This will add supplemental support to the tree while saving the aesthetic of keeping the limb connected to the tree. Just because it’s cabled and braced does not mean it won’t fail, but we aim to keep trees from falling apart, separating, or splitting.
When cabling is done, you won’t typically be able to see it, as it’s done in the upper two-thirds of the canopy. There are many different systems that can be used, depending on attachment points. One of the most important things we like to emphasize is that it is always good to thin (or remove some of the canopy growth to lighten up heavy limbs) before cabling. Bracing involves installing rods through the trunk or just below a certain point of attachment on a limb for stabling purposes. Be aware of any trees on your property that show signs of rot or deadwood; they might need cabling or bracing, or an assessment to be removed altogether. If you’re not sure, we can schedule an appointment with one of our certified arborists.