If you see a leaning tree on your property that wasn’t leaning before and do not want the tree removed, the fact is that it has weak limbs. And that can be hazardous. It is important to call in an arborist in Bay Area for evaluating the threat and avoiding any risk.
As the weather changes, chances of strong winds and storms increase and any tree that has structural defects has a high chance of falling over. Check if people or property is in danger if the tree falls. In case, there isn’t too much damage and the tree can be saved, try bracing or cabling to protect it from becoming a hazard.
Reasons to consider cabling
• Reduce risk: Cabling the damaged tree will protect it from becoming a hazard for people and property.
• Restoring the tree: Sometimes, the tree just needs support after getting damaged structurally. Cabling can help the tree stay on for a long time.
• Prevent falling: Cabling or bracing can help a tree with heavy branches and dense foliage. These trees have a higher chances of limbs falling off. Though structural pruning can help but cabling is an added layer of protection.
• Root considerations: If the tree is tall and has smaller root balls, it is important to consider bracing as high winds and arid climate can be detrimental for the health of the tree.
It can be complex to consider the cabling system without doing a proper evaluation of the tree. Its size and condition is paramount when the support system is installed. The tree care professionals will use brace rods to support split branches and use at least one cable for support. These rods are interlaced into the branches to provide the right support and the tree continues to grow around it. The cabling systems are hub and spoke, triangular or even direct. Usually, it is done so that the branch movement is restricted, limiting its chances of falling down. This is possible with the use of dynamic cables and anchors that the arborist advice’s on placing strategically.
Additionally, the cables are elastic and can successfully strengthen a healthy tree with structural issues. It is crafted from synthetic fibers that can withstand the ravages of climate and are UV resistant. The elasticity provides the tree to move naturally without falling over. In the past, these cables were crafted of steel and only installed when there was a high chance of the tree toppling over. This would restrict the movement and though trees adapt to different bracing methods, elastic cabling is better. However, it is important to call in the Tree Service Bay Area CA to periodically check and maintain the cabling systems.