Cabling & Bracing
The main aspect of tree health boils down to structural integrity. Should a tree have an incorrect branching habit, splintered or brittle branches, signs of decay or damaged roots, chances are there will be a loss of structural integrity. This is very dangerous as decaying branches can easily rip off – especially in strong wind or storms. A damaged, dead or decaying root system is probably one of the most (if not the most) dangerous situation as a tree without anchorage will very easily tip over, split, break or fall. Your home, neighbour’s house, boundary wall or vehicles can be damaged in the process. Not to mention that someone can get seriously hurt should a heavy branch or tree fall on them.
Luckily there is a solution. We don’t always recommend removing trees unless there is no other way of safely handling the situation. By using cables and bracing rods we are able to secure the tree in such a manner that it retains its former structural integrity and grows in such a way that it remains strong. Though this extra support can prove to be successful, proper and regular maintenance is needed as it is possible that future storms and winds can cause the limbs to break.
How do you know whether your tree can benefit from this method?
Never fear when the tree doctors are near! With our super team of qualified arborists, we will be sure to perform diagnostic tests and evaluate the situation. We will advise you accordingly and ensure that you make the best decision – with our help of course!
As tree surgeons, this is one of the most common treatment regimens we prescribe to our clients.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: prevention is the key with trees! Improper pruning or cutting practices can cause branches to easily snap. Getting Tree Service Lansing to perform regular and professional maintenance on your trees by applying the scientifically prescribed methods of cutting and crowning, we can guarantee that changes are reduced that your tree will need cables and braces in the future.
Our tree doctors will perform regular ‘check ups’ to ensure the reinforcements are still active and in place. But don’t worry, though the changing environment and growing tree does play a big role, the cables and braces will have to be replaced every decade or so – depending on the circumstances. Please feel free to contact us without delay to give you the best possible, preventative advise today!
As licensed and bonded professionals we have no problem in tackling every tree-related task. There is no tree high or low enough to make us give up. We’ve done it all and seen it all. Our repertoire is long and impressive: our clients will attest to that!
‘We’ve lived in our house for the last 10 years. My husband helped the children build a wonderful little treehouse about four years ago. Tree Service Lansing regularly prune our trees and on one of their visits they recommended that we look into providing added structural support for the treehouse tree. I can rest assured that my kids are safe and that our beloved tree will stand firm.’ - M. Geoffrey
‘Who knew removal wasn’t the only option? So happy that I found these tree guys to assist. They are really awesome. I’ll recommend their services to anyone.’ – H. Ball