Tree Cabling

Tree cabling is the use of carefully placed cables, braces, and anchors to keep a tree from toppling over into structures. It’s used when a tree has grown lop sided, or soil subsidence or other physical factors have thrown it off balance so it is no longer growing upright and in the way you want.
What it is not used for is keeping a dead or dying tree in place – if the tree is already dead or on the way out then it needs cutting down, not cabling.
We are experts in deciding when and where cabling can save the day and implementing it efficiently and in a way that lasts. Cabling can be preventative and a way to ensure a loved but no longer stable tree continues to live long and prosper, or it can be a restoration process helping haul back a tree that has suffered storm damage for instance and putting it back on the straight and narrow.

Do I Need Tree Cabling?

Things to look out for in trees that might benefit from cabling include cracks in the trunk or major branches since without care these will only get worse and eventually lead to falling timber where you don’t want it. V-crotch stems; while most trees have a single trunk growing out of the ground that then branches into a crown the growth pattern can sometimes have a v-shaped split near the ground with two competing trunks rising from that crotch. As the weight of the growing trunks increases there is the risk that the V will be pulled apart and become a weak spot likely to split. Leaning trees are an obvious sign that cabling will be needed to stop it falling and perhaps manage to pull it back to an upright, much like braces on teeth. It takes an expert to decide if a leaning tree can be saved by cabling or is past the point of no return but our qualified arborists will be able to tell you immediately.
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Tree Cabling

Static Cabling

This is the tried and trusted steel cabling you’ve probably seen most often. It’s as solid as you’d expect from steel and in the hands of a certified arborist it will lock a tree trunk firmly in place and help take the weight and strain. Steel isn’t a flexible material though, so increasingly there are other options springing up, the most common being dynamic cabling.

Dynamic Cabling

The idea of dynamic cabling is that it can move with the tree so that where high winds are an issue it allows the tree to move forwards and backwards rather than have it fighting a steel leash. It uses fabric and synthetic cabling rather than steel and incorporates deliberately engineered movement zones to allow a set amount of slack into the system.
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As well as cables there are some cases where bracing is the best option for trees. Bracing involves a number of techniques, including inserting threaded rod into a branch to help it hold up and prevent further cracking or leaning.

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