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Tree Bracing and Cabling Services in Dallas

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 @ 12:07 PM  posted by admin

Tree bracing and cabling can help correct trees that are leaning or showing signs of deformity. However, it takes a trained eye to know when and where to look for the potential damage to life and property in trees suffering from disease and structural weaknesses that are not readily seen.

What You Need to Know

Tree bracing tends to be done at the earlier stages when a tree is young to ensure that growth is in a specific direction. It’s critical at this stage to make sure any string or wire is adjusted regularly to ensure the tree grows straight. Once a tree is too large for stakes, it may be time consider bracing or cabling to correct any bends or leans in the tree’s trunk.

Tree bracing serves to provide a source strong enough so that growth can be influenced. Bracing devices will use a tree’s stronger part to pull against a weaker part. Depending on the apparatus used, regular adjustments are needed to vary the tension strength. It’s not uncommon to see trees with multiple braces guiding their growth.

Trees that are close to a power line are primary targets for damage or destruction during a violent wind or rainstorm. Cabling then becomes the desired method to prevent probable and future damage. An arborist can determine the weak spots in a tree and find the proper points to secure cables. Quite often, this action prevents a tree from being torn apart during violent storms.

We all know how hard the winter season can be on trees. Ice that forms on a tree’s limbs and branches can become too heavy causing limbs to crack or completely break off. In this scenario, a rod can sometimes be placed inside a tree limb for added support.

Tree cabling and bracing have but one goal in mind: to enhance the safety of a property and to help protect its trees and inhabitants. Tree cabling and bracing requires the touch of an expert. And you should never trust anyone who’s not specifically trained in this area to do the job right.

When in Doubt Call the Professionals

Tree cable and bracing structural support systems should be installed based on a thorough inspection and evaluation by a certified arborist. If you suspect there are trees on your property in need of bracing or cabling, don’t hesitate to call the professionals at Wauson Tree Service. We’re happy to come out and give you a free estimate.

Give us a call today at 214-450-8720 to receive a free quote, or email me at walt {at} wausontreeservice {dot} com.

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