A tree can be a specimen tree, something really special, but still, have potential areas where faults could occur. If the situation dictates that we can do so and that safety will be improved we can suggest that a Cable bracing system can be installed to strengthen up weak branches, or branches that have poor unions (joints) with the main stem of the tree, or V-shaped forks with included bark.
This process is done when there is a risk of structural damage to the tree. The most common form of structural support without the need for unfavorable pruning. This is often used to reduce the potential damage to a healthy tree. Preventing damage occurring to a mature tree in decline.
Eden Dene Tree Services can install cable bracing on trees instead of unfavorable pruning
How We Carry Out Cable Bracing
There is a modern and correct way to use the latest polypropylene cable system the loops around the stem and does not cause a wound to the tree. This is installed leaving a small amount of tolerance and should be monitored. If the tolerance is lost, and the cable becomes tense, then further action is required.
Cable bracing is the ideal way to ensure safety when trying to prolong the life of a mature tree that may be in decline. All bracing should be carried out to BS3998 a factor such as species, a condition of the wood, design of a system, load to be supported, a cause of the problem, how often monitoring will occur, potential damage to property, life and tree are key factors to consider.
If your trees need cable bracing, our team will give you advice and install the correct cable bracing for your tree.