Mill Creek Tree Care
Bracing and Cabling
Bracing and cabling is a practice undertaken to stabilize branches, or the entirety of older, damaged, sick, or unstable trees that pose a danger to homes, property, or life.
The practice is undertaken when a tree becomes damaged, or too heavy, and poses a potential threat. Bracing and cabling are also used to minimize a trees' chances of falling over in the wind or a storm, and can save customers thousands of dollars.
Bracing is the practice of non-permanently attaching a rod or similar fixture to a tree which then connects to the ground or another solid surface. This rod adds additional support, and keep the tree from falling in weather, snow, or with added age. The rods can eventually be removed, pending a thorough inspection. In some cases, the rods remain for the remainder of tree's life.
Cabling is a similar practice, but instead of rods or solid materials, relies on high-strength steel or metal cables. The cables are attached to the tree or its strongest limbs, and safely anchored. This technique is useful for trees that are leaning, have shallow root structures and are susceptible to wind, or are damaged.
This work is best completed after our team conducts a thorough inspection of your needs, and your trees. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation, and we'll find you the solution you need.