Book the Best Tree Service Near You to Prevent Weak Branches from Breaking
Sometimes in addition to pruning, placing a dynamic cable system into the canopy can prevent branch or tree failure during inclement weather. Large, multi-stem trees are especially susceptible to splitting due to the added water weight and/or high winds storms bring. Strategically placing a cable system between major limbs can help the tree withstand the added strain and preserve the integrity of the tree.
The Eisenhower Tree Care team often uses Cobra Dynamic Non-Invasive tree cabling and bracing systems, which are non-metallic, nonconductive, and shock absorbing. They allow for some movement so that the tree has a degree of flexibility during windy conditions, while mitigating the risk of breakage. Some trees may indicate the use of steel cable systems – whatever the case, our team at Eisenhower Tree Care can determine the best course of action.
Ideally, cabling and bracing is performed in the late fall/early winter before the first snowfall. However, trees with especially heavy foliage or that are exposed to high winds also warrant cabling and bracing consideration in any season. Our arborists can determine whether your tree needs bracing or cabling through a thorough examination of your tree’s structural integrity.
Only a professional arborist should perform tree cabling and bracing services. Eisenhower Tree Care serves the greater Kansas City area and will help with tree emergencies 24/7. If your tree’s structure is compromised, don’t wait to ask us for help. Delaying could cause property damage, injury, or worsen an already precarious situation on your property.
Tree Cabling and Bracing FAQs
Our most frequently asked questions and their answers are below. Still have a question? Get in touch, and we’re happy to help.
What are tree cabling and bracing systems made of?
Cobra uses a UV-resistant rope-like material that is specially designed to securely brace trees on a long-term basis. Their strongest product has enough tensile strength to hold 10 tons.
Once my tree is braced or cabled, do I need to do anything else?
Trees that have been cabled or braced need periodic check-ups to ensure that they’re growing properly and remaining stable in the ground. Schedule a routine inspection or ask us to review your system while we visit for another service, such as tree trimming and pruning. A professional arborist should conduct inspections both on the ground and via an aerial lift at least every 3 to 5 years.
How long does tree bracing and cabling last?
Cobra Dynamic Non-Invasive tree cabling and bracing systems last around 10 to 15 years. However, the system and your tree’s wood should be inspected regularly, as weather can cause wear and tear to these elements.Ready to book professional tree cabling and bracing service? Contact us!