Tree Cabling and Bracing to Support Windsor Area Trees
Neuheimer Tree Care of Windsor frequently uses tree cabling and bracing as a supportive measure for trees. We are aware of just how damaging the high winds in Windsor and Essex County can be. We live in one of the windiest areas of the province. Young, weak and damaged trees can fall prey to the violent wind conditions we sometimes face. Adding a tree support system can help small or recovering trees until they become established and secure enough to stand up to Southern Ontario wind gusts. Trees located on slopes or near eroding soil may also need help becoming anchored and solid. Trees may become precariously balanced or unable to support their own weight. In these cases, cabling or bracing may be required.
Tree Support For Continued Growth
Tree cabling or bracing creates a support system for your tree. Tree support systems not only give your tree adding bracing, they can give broken or damaged trunks and branches a chance to heal before becoming dangerous or destructive. Some species of tree that have branches growing at high angles to the main branch can be more susceptible to storm winds and suffer from splitting. Trees whose trunks or branches have become twisted can undermine the structural integrity of its internal support system. Cabling or bracing can add strength and correct misdirected growth.
Bracing is a static system that hold provides rigid support to minimize the amount of movement from tortional or twisting forces that can occur during high winds and violent weather. It generally involves installing threaded steel rods through the junction where a large branch joins the trunk of a tree, or at the crotch in a trunk. This system can also be used to reinforce a trunk that has already begun to split.
Cabling involves installing a high strength steel cable attached to a tree. Cabling allows the supported branches to move naturally but decreases the chance of failure during a storm. Cabling systems can include dynamic and static configurations.
Static cabling systems usually are comprised of steel components and require drilling through the wood to install hardware. Static cabling systems are commonly used in conjunction with bracing after a crack/failure has been initiated in order to minimize movement in damaged areas
Dynamic cabling systems are comprised of engineered materials that allow for installation without damaging the tree (non-invasive). Dynamic systems are intended to allow branches to move naturally while preventing failure under extreme conditions. One method involves placing a support sling around the trunk of a small tree or a large branch. This allows the tree to continue to grow without restriction.
The certified arborists of Neuheimer Tree Care can add supplemental support systems to cables and braces based on a thorough evaluation of the tree, its support needs, location and other important factors.
Neuheimer Tree Care serves Windsor, Ontario including Belle River, LaSalle, Amherstburg, Tecumseh, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington, and the rest of Essex County.