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.
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.