Bracing and Cabling
When a tree is overgrown, it is likely that the structural integrity of the tree is not so good. This process does not happen overnight. It happens over time. When a storm comes blowing, trees with not enough strength will be damaged and can even cause serious damage. We know that you want to avoid ANY kind of damage. Trust us, we feel the same as you do.
Have you ever looked at a tree and noticed that it is leaning way too much to one side? Or maybe you have seen one with severe cracks on it. There is no question that those trees present a hazard. When a tree is beginning to fail, we implement these services to protect your surroundings as well as the tree itself. Bracing and cabling are ONLY needed if trees have the potential to cause personal or property damage. If a tree is out in the open, these services are not needed. If you are unsure if they are a solution for you, call us and our experts will be more than willing to help you figure out what is needed.
Bracing: Bracing is easy for us here at Meriden Tree Services. If a tree is split through the whole diameter, we will pull it in from all sides and with the help of rods, bolts, and cables we will be able to hold it all together. This work needs to be inspected and managed over time. Bracing is not done by itself. If you ask someone and they say that you can only do bracing and be fine, they are lying to you and you need to walk away from them now. Bracing is done in conjunction with cabling. Only trust a true professional for this job. We like to remind our customers, we are the BEST! We truly love our job! So let us prove it to you!
Cabling: When it comes to cabling, there are options. Who doesn't love options, right? There is a rigid system which is excellent because it keeps everything together. It does not matter if a storm passes through, this system keeps the tree strong. The passive or static system is also awesome because it expands with the tree as it grows. There is never any choking or girdling of the stem, which is great because we want the tree to continue to receive the necessary nutrients it needs to grow. We then put a rubber shock absorber in place to absorb all the extra shock that the tree may receive.
Fun Fact: Another name for girdling is ringbarking or cincturing.
Reminder: If there is something that you do not understand here, simply jump on a call and we will answer any questions you may have. We really like to take the time to educate people on anything that has to do with their trees. The more you know, the easier the process will be for you when you next call a tree expert. Though we really do not want you calling another expert. We're your neighbors and we are so good at what we do! Call Us Now!