Cabling and Bracing
As your trees mature, large limbs can become prone to storm damage from high winds and ice loads. Cabling is often used by arborists to add strength to a weak point in a tree, thus reducing the chance of breakage. Certain trees have naturally weak joints that are more susceptible to breakage than others. Trees with steep angled “V” crotches are more prone to breakage than ones with “U” shaped crotches.
U Crotch – Generally Safe
V Crotch – Needs Cable
The trained arborists at Kaiser Tree will identify any weak limbs and crotches, and prescribe cabling or bracing systems to support the tree’s weakest points, greatly increasing its resistance to hurricanes and storms.
Arborist Installing a Tree Cable
If you see cracks or evidence of stress in tree crotches, it’s time to CALL Kaiser Tree to protect your property…and to insure your trees will survive coming storms.