Tree Cabling And Bracing
When we have the opportunity to essentially save a tree and the homeowner wants to save the tree we can help. There’s a very simple concept behind proper cabling. We need to make sure that we’re able to apply enough pressure to a certain part of the tree to ensure that we’re able to somewhat correct the current growth pattern. Another thing that is part of this service is adding support to developing trees to make sure that they don’t fall over in a strong wind in their younger years. Not all trees are going to need this extra support though.
Diagnosing The Tree Issue
We’ve heard some stories in the past about colleagues that want to push cabling and bracing essentially on to clients because that could mean guaranteed work for at least a couple of months. We think it’s very important to make a diagnosis of the state of the tree. Then give you a rundown of the options that we see as far as treatment goes. Sometimes we do tell clients that the best way forward is to remove the tree altogether. We want to be 100% transparent in this and all of the services that we provide.
How Long Does The Treatment Need To Be?
How long do the braces need to stay on the tree? That’s going to depend on the severity of the damage or what we’re trying to achieve. What we can say is that the idea is to have cables and braces that are temporary. If they’re going to need to be there the whole time, then removal is probably going to be a better option. Sometimes within a couple of months, you’ll be able to see results. Especially if we can make sure that the braces stay on tight.
We see that a lot of people love to add small wooden stakes to try and add support to developing trees. This can be a good idea, but if it’s not well executed it’s either not going to help at all or it can actually pull a tree to one side. There are ways that we’re going to be able to add extra support to developing trees. We want to make sure though that we’re actually doing the tree good in adding support. Not all of the trees under the sun need it.
My Trees Already Have Some Type of Support System
We get a lot of people calling because their former tree care service provider ghosted them or they don’t want to work with them anymore. If you’re in that position give us a call. We can come in and evaluate the current set up that you have. If we feel that there’s a certain need to make adjustments to the set up we’ll do so. Overall though we can continue the progression of the cabling and bracing treatment. Hopefully, at the end of the line, we’ll be able to provide great results for you.