Bracing and Cabling Trees in West Palm Beach

Trees in West Palm Beach sometimes require additional support to lower the chance of structural problems. Large trees may have leans, splits or other damage that make the trees a problem to your property.

Trees in West Palm Beach may have v-crotches also known as double trunks, which are weaker than single stems. The greater the angle of the v-crotch, the larger the risk of a problem. Bracing or cabling may be called for to mitigate the risk.

You can remove trees that have these types of problems. If you want to preserve these trees, you do have some options.

Cabling and bracing provide structural support for trees. Cabling or bracing trees may correct certain problems and make the trees reasonably safe.

The three main purposes for using structural support are:

  1. Pro-active prevention of problems by providing structural support for healthy trees.
  2. Mitigation to reduce the risk of a hazard from a tree with a potential problem.
  3. Restoration to support a damaged tree.

Cabling to Support Trees in West Palm Beach

Cables are attached to trees by bolts screwed into tree branches. Synthetic rope is wrapped around branches without the need for drilling into trees.

Cables are installed in trees to provide support holding limbs together. Cables restrict how far apart branches can move from one another, reducing the forces capable of damage of weekly attached limbs.

Cables are installed at a distance from the limb or limbs requiring support.

Bracing Rods to Support Trees

Bracing rods are rigid supports.

Rods are installed lower in the trees.

Rods are usually used in conjunction with cables.

Bracing bolts can be inserted into trees to hold trees together. Rods can reduce the risk of multiple stems spreading apart. Rods can be used to hold trees together where splits have occurred.

Installation and Maintenance of Tree Support Systems

Tree support systems require professional, technical expertise and equipment to properly determine feasibility, as well as install and maintain.

Zimmerman Tree Service provides professional planning, installation and maintenance of tree support systems.

If you have trees in need of structural support, contact Zimmerman Tree Service to help you make the best decisions for your property.