Does My Tree Need a Cable?
Cables are a great way to strengthen the structure of a tree. The cabling of a tree involves the installation of hardware to increase its stability. This is achieved by connecting two or more portions of a tree so that their movement is limited. Trees with weak crotch structures such as those with included bark, weak wooded species, and multi-stem trees are typical cabling situations. This process can reduce the risk of failure and extend the life of a tree when properly installed and regularly inspected. Cables can be an excellent investment for keeping your tree structurally sound.
Cabling is not always the best solution. The stability of the tree is an important reason to cable, but human and property liabilities are often contributing factors. Cabling a tree can allow you to create targeted protection against possible damage. Additionally, cables alone are usually not the answer. Pruning is normally performed along with cabling to help further reduce weight and wind resistance. Trees with excessive wounds or trees that are poorly rooted often need major pruning or removal, not cables.
A complete evaluation from one of our certified arborists will give you peace of mind and give your trees the opportunity to truly flourish.