SIGNATURE TREE CARE

Cabling & Bracing

The failure of a major branch may lead to a weakened structure resulting in an unfortunate hazard tree removal that may have otherwise been prevented.

The ONLY Naples, FL Tree Service with TCIA National Accreditation

BENEFITS OF TREE CABLING & BRACING SYSTEMS

  • You will feel piece of mind during a wind event that you have made the effort in being proactive caring for your trees.
  • Retaining a tree provides increased value to your property and community.
  • Tree support is much more economical considering removal / replacement costs.
  • Preserving a tree retains your investment that you have made over the years.
  • Weak points can be identified by one of our staff or certified arborists and can discuss a plan to increase the safety and longevity of your valued tree.
  • The use of tree cabling systems provides support retains balance, aesthetics and structural integrity of a tree.
  • Preserving a tree retains your investment that you have made over the years.
  • Weak points can be identified by one of our staff or certified arborists and can discuss a plan to increase the safety and longevity of your valued tree.
  • The use of tree cabling systems provides support retains balance, aesthetics and structural integrity of a tree.
  • The utilization of cabling / bracing supports structural weak points in trees, that are susceptible to damage from wind or even their own weight. These support techniques utilize specialized applications, materials and require an understanding of loads, tree dynamics and characteristics of the local tree species. With our years of experience in Naples your trees will gain the above benefits from a successful system having increased tree stability.

IMPROPER PRUNING DEVELOPS WEAK POINTS, ESSENTIALLY TRAINING THE TREE TO FAIL

In severe cases it’s not a matter of if, it’s when. One of our tree support systems with proper pruning is the best remedy to prevent an inevitable failure.

IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER

For All Cabling & Bracing Installations

  • Support systems are not a solution to all defects and are not recommended for all trees.
  • It is important to note that even trees that have been cabled may fail. There is no guarantee that trees that have been given a support system will provide total tree safety.
  • Support systems are NOT intended to eliminate risk and are not considered permanent remedies to structural weaknesses.
  • Pruning is crucial prior to installation as well as a future pruning program to alleviate weight placed on the support system. This increases the effectiveness your tree support system and allows us to perform an inspection at no additional cost.
  • Annual Arborist Inspections: It is imperative to contact our office to have a certified arborist inspect and reassess your trees’ support system annually, or if you have experienced a lightning strike within close proximity. This ensures the integrity and proper performance of the system, health and any other concerns that accompany tree cabling / bracing systems.

POSSIBLE CABLING & BRACING REASONS

  • Tight “V” Crotch with Included Bark
  • A Split at a Primary Trunk Crotch
  • Multi-Stem Trees with Suspect Crotches
  • Trees with Heavy Foliage
  • Stress Damage
  • Over extended Limbs
  • Valuable or Mature Trees
  • Trees relative to a target
  • Trees that have been improperly pruned

DYNAMIC SYSTEMS

(SYNTHETIC CABLE AROUND TREE)

Dynamic non-invasive cabling aids in support of limbs to naturally bend and sway using internal shock absorbers while preventing hyper-extension of a branch. This system only adds support during extreme movement and can be adjusted as the tree continues to develop.

PROS

  • Non-invasive, no wounding of trees
  • Ability for future adjustments.
  • Ability for tree to move in the wind increasing the development of reaction wood.

CONS

  • Cables may stretch over time
  • Breaking strength is less

STATIC SYSTEMS

(STEEL CABLE & EYE BOLTS DRILLED INTO TREE)

Static cabling is an invasive, fixed system that must be installed by drilling into limbs which is seldom recommended except in required situations.

PROS

  • Materials last longer
  • Support of larger limbs

CONS

  • Requires drilling into tree, which causes wounding
  • Requires special tools
  • More Labor intensive
  • Static systems are rigid, meaning the tree cannot move on its own, reducing development of reaction wood.

Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) National Accreditation | Signature Tree Care in Naples and Ft. Myers, FL
ISA Certified Arborist | Signature Tree Care in Naples and Ft. Myers, FL
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The proactive care offered focuses on proper industry standard techniques and cultural practices providing customers with a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing landscape.

Signature Tree Care’s skillful ISA certified arborists can accomplish wonderful things for your trees. We are the only Naples, Florida tree service with TCIA (Tree Care Industry Association) National Accreditation.