Cabling and Bracing

At Spring Tree Pros, we have been reinforcing trees by installing cabling and bracing systems for over twenty years. We are experts in doing this the right way.  However, this might be one of those services that are the least popular with clients. Also, customers aren't really aware what this tree maintenance service entails.

In a nutshell, this procedure will strengthen and fortify certain trees by restricting branch movement in windy conditions. Visit our homepage to check out other Spring Tree Services that we offer.

There are times when a tree is structurally unsound as it grows. This is not obvious when a tree is growing, but over time you’ll realize that there are situations when the main tree trunk can no longer support the weight and the breadth of its branches.

What do you do when that happens? Chop the branches off? Trim the tree? One of the alternatives is cabling and bracing.

What is Tree Cabling and Bracing?

Tree cabling and bracing is often a package deal when it comes to maintaining the structure of a tree by balancing its weight. A thick flexible steel cable is used to connect branches or smaller trunks together. A brace is used to “lock” that cable at the other side of the tree. Think of it as a wire that goes through the tree (it goes across the trunk) so that it pulls it together with the other branches it is connected to.

The goal of tree cabling and bracing is to reduce the overall weight that is carried by a trunk. This usually happens when the trunk loses its balance or its overall weight capacity brought by damage from a storm. There are also cases when the branches end up leaning on each other which shifts the balance of the tree to a different position.

Professional Tree Cabling and Bracing Benefits

Tree cabling and bracing in Spring, Texas is not a common skill for most people. This is why this activity is best handed over to arborists that know how to determine when a tree is carrying a weight that it cannot support. Even the common person would not know that this is possible with trees looking strong and stable all the time. But as you learned a while ago, this is not always the case.

The major benefit you’ll get by hiring us for tree cabling and bracing is the managed risk of a tree falling over a property of yours. Because of climate change, weather conditions can somehow be unpredictable and you’ll never know when a storm (or even just a gush of wind) can throw your tree to the ground. The more you delay tree cabling and bracing, the more the risk increases.

Another benefit you can get from our arborists is the knowledge of the trees in your property. Diagnosing trees is not straightforward and it always needs a certain level of learning. You can’t say a tree is dying when it is just shedding leaves to make space for new ones. You don’t also identify if a tree is sick so easily.

With our services, you can take advantage of a consultation with our arborists. Our team is composed of knowledgeable members that will help educate you on trees. While you will not necessarily pursue future studies on it, it is always better to learn a little bit about them to know how you can best take care of them.

If you think that there is something off with one of your trees, give us a call and we’ll be happy to assist you.