Bracing & Cabling
It’s not always viable or necessary to remove a tree should it start giving problems. Sometimes, just like people, trees also need some ‘orthopaedic surgery’ to help correct any structural problems. With our passion for trees and can-do attitude we are the ones for the job!
Tree cabling and bracing is the process whereby the structural integrity of the tree is strengthened and reinforced with cables and braces. The process helps big branches to stay in place should a windy storm arise. Cracking or splitting in a trunk or damage caused by parasites and rotting can cost a tree its sturdiness. Improper pruning or even fruit trees carrying heavy fruit can cause branches to droop and loose structure. Cables and bracing rods can help to offer support. Depending on the damage or the imposing damage a fallen tree can cause our team of qualified arborists will advise you accordingly. It should be noted that cables and bracing should be checked and maintained yearly as trees are living creatures and grow continuously.
As evident from our conversations with previous and present clients, cabling and bracing isn't a very well-known practice to the ordinary man on the street. Therefore, we think it necessary to provide our customers with some additional information surrounding the practice of bracing and cabling. Feel free to contact our team with over 20 years of experience today should you think but this might work for you.
Bracing and cabling help support trunks and branches. Should young trees not be properly pruned a crotch can form in an otherwise healthy tree. There are two different forms of crotches. The U-shape and the V-Shape. Snapping of branches or more prone in the V-shape than the U-shape. As a company with over two decades of experience, our qualified and knowledgeable arborists will be able to evaluate the situation and provide guidance surrounding the tree liability and possible tree hazards. Tree Service Grand Rapids, Michigan can provide you with the necessary maintenance by pruning, trimming and lopping to avoid the formation of crotches and other weak spots in your tree.
Our tree surgeons will use cables and braces to replace broken or weak limbs in the tree. These types of 'tree surgeries' will restore structural integrity and ensure that the tree is well-balanced strong and secure. These methods or accredited and perfected by our team. It will add to the lifespan of the tree and ensure the maintenance of safety for the remainder of the tree's life.
Prevention is better than cure. Proper maintenance and adherence to safety regulations will ensure that property surrounding the tree won't be damaged should branches fall. It's not always necessary to cut down the tree. Proper maintenance through cabling and bracing will be the best option in some cases. For nature lovers, cutting down the tree is not an option as there are various interlinked ecosystems inside and surrounding the tree.
Cabling & bracing is not a once-off thing. Cabling and bracing is a process whereby the tree strengthened by use of steel work cables and ties in order to prolong the life of the tree and minimise dangerous occurrences. It should be noted that with old, weak trees, cabling and bracing isn't always an option, though our licensed professionals will advise you accordingly. Proper maintenance of the cabling and bracing system will need to be serviced annually by a professional arborist in order to ensure that the system is still properly functioning and serving its purpose. Cabling and bracing should be replaced within a decade. As trees are living creatures, they keep on growing and the surrounding environment and elements play a big role in the movement of the tree (and thus has an influence on the installation of the system).
Feel free to contact our licensed professionals today to get an obligation-free quotation and expert advice.
So, are we the best guys for the job? Absolutely!
We have a loyal base of returning customers. We believe in providing our clients with the best possible service. Whether you’re making use of our services or the first time, or the 72nd time, we give our absolute best, day in and day out. Our customers return for a reason. They love us and we love them. Whether you need a simple maintenance regiment for your beloved trees, or whether you need help to combat a pestilence that won’t get out of your tree – we are your guys!
We give you value for your money. Because we have decades worth of experience, the best qualified arborists in Grand Rapids and the most dedicated and efficient team in West Michigan, we can ensure that a job is dealt with in a time-efficient manner.
We are passionate about trees! As biologists and environmentalists at heart, we believe in a healthy, undisturbed ecosystem. We’ll try and save your tree as far as it’s possible through healthy grooming practices. Cabling & bracing can also provide a wonderful solution should you wish to save your tree.
A tree can be a wonderful asset to any garden or commercial property. It provides shade, fruit, flowers and can house a variety of different birds and animal species. The ecosystem in and surrounding a tree is a delicate and intricate system. Through cabling & bracing it’s possible to prolong the life of the tree, while also keeping the homes of so many animals safe from disaster! Where it’s not yet an option to remove a tree, cabling & bracing rods can be properly utilized to keep your shady days longer and your fruit bowl fuller.