Tree Services Peoria
TREE CABLING & TREE BRACING IN PEORIA, ILLINOIS
The Purpose of Tree Cabling & Bracing
Like all living things, trees are susceptible to harmful development. If growth continues in an asymmetrical direction, and without any correction, the tree will someday be unable to support itself. If the tree is very near your home, it is possible that the large branches can potentially cause your tree to fall near or on your house.
Tree cabling or tree bracing, when professionally applied, will correct a tree's growth and apply it in a safe direction.
Bracing straightens trees, giving them additional support that will ensure your tree will live for many years to come, without endangering your home or your neighbors. It can also prevent girdling, which is when a tree's roots or a vine wrap around itself and can potentially choke itself of vital nutrients.
When A Tree Needs Additional Support
Trees can grow in such a manner that it can become difficult for them to support their own weight. This is when you should consider a tree cabling or tree bracing system.
When failure of a large branch or the trunk occurs, property damage can occur, as well as personal injury, or the decline of the health of the tree. When a tree has a structural defect that presents a high risk to the safety of people, homes, and surrounding objects - a supplemental support system can reduce the risk. Tree support systems can be used to provide supplemental support to branches by limiting their movement, and tree cabling and bracing are the most common types of structural support for trees. The installation of cables and/or bracing rods, along with pruning activities to reduce end-weight, will reduce the chance of a structural failure. Properly installed bracing rods will provide support to the branches which are weak, while cables will help redistribute the structural stress. In other situations, a combination of bracing and cabling will easily assist splitting trunks and limbs, to help the tree itself become more strong and more stable.
As a tree grows, the angles that are produced within the limbs help to determine the structural reliability of the tree itself. For example, the branches that have a wide "U" angle of attachment will always be stronger than the branches that have a narrow "V" shape or conformation.
When a tree is quite young, the stress that exists on a narrow angle of attachment is generally quite minimal, and does not have significant effect on the integrity of each branch. However, as a tree matures, the overall weight of the canopy and the additional loads that are created by winds, snow, or wet foliage can be more than the attachment or branch can support. Properly placed cables will always help redistribute the load allowing limbs to support each other, as opposed to moving independently.
Our professional and experienced staff at Tree Services Peoria are very knowledgeable in all aspects of tree bracing and cabling. So you are in very good hands!
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