Tree Cabling &
Bracing in Toronto
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What Are Tree Cabling and Bracing Systems?
Tree cabling and bracing add structural support to trees that have become weakened over time. These techniques are best utilized when regular maintenance, such as pruning or trimming, are not viable options. Cabling and bracing are designed to strengthen structural integrity of a tree and guide future growth to prevent total tree failure, as well as damage to persons or property.
Cabling involves the use of high-strength steel cables that are bolted directly to the tree. These cables are meant to support the canopy of the tree by redistributing the weight of the branches for a studier tree overall. There are two types of cabling used by arborists: dynamic and static. Dynamic cabling allows more natural movement than static cabling does. For this reason, Local Arborist primarily chooses to employ dynamic cabling solutions. Static cabling, on the other hand, provides rigidity where movement would be detrimental. The static systems may be necessary for situations where the damage is extreme.
With bracing, rigid rods are bolted to the tree to reinforce weakened areas. Bracing rods are most often used in conjunction with cabling systems to provide the most comprehensive support for structurally compromised trees.
Benefits of Cabling and Bracing
Maintaining beautiful, mature trees is undoubtedly an immeasurable asset to your Toronto property, whether residential or commercial. Trees improve the curb appeal, increase overall property value, and provide protective qualities. When the health and structural integrity of a tree becomes compromised, so too do all those assets. Cabling and bracing systems offer many benefits to weakened trees.
When Should Cabling and Bracing Be Used?
Cabling and bracing can be used to hold weak codominant stems together and reduce the likelihood of failure because of this defect.
Bark Inclusion often results when branches (or stems) grow too close together. Bark grows around the area as an attempt to heal itself. Unfortunately, bark is not as strong as healthy wood and any pressure placed on the branches increases the risk of splitting. Cabling and bracing systems can be installed to strengthen the joints and prevent limb failure.
In days of old, concerning tree cavities were often filled with cement. Today, bracing is used to support the tree and restore structural stability.
As trees naturally grow, there are limbs that can become overextended. These branches are particularly susceptible to splitting and cracking. Cabling reduces the risk of limb failure.
Visibly Leaning Trunks & Partial Root Uplifting
bling and bracing systems can help stabilize a tree that is leaning or experience partial root uplifting near ground level.
How Much Does It Cost to Install Tree Cabling and Bracing?
The cost of establishing an adequate cabling and bracing system depends on a variety of factors. The size of the tree, the complexity of the issue (i.e. major cracks, large cavities etc.), and the type of system required all impact the final price. You can generally expect to pay somewhere between $300 and $600 for the initial installation of quality structural support for your tree. It is important to keep in mind, though, that cabling and bracing systems require yearly maintenance. Additionally, it is recommended that cabling and bracing systems be inspected approximately every 7-10 years. For a more accurate estimate it is best to contact a qualified arborist to assess your specific situation. We offer free consultations for cabling and bracing services in Toronto.
If you have a tree that looks like it needs a little bit of help, contact Local Arborist today. Our dedicated team of professionals will provide a complimentary inspection of your tree and recommend the perfect solution.
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Why Local Arborist?
Local Arborist is your team of tree care experts, proudly serving Toronto and the GTA. We specialize in tree care, tree maintenance, and tree removal services for commercial and residential properties. With safety at the forefront of all we do, you can trust Local Arborist to deliver professional and high-quality workmanship.