Cable & Bracing

When trees are not strong enough to hold their weight against storms, winds or even the weight of their own foliage, they need external support. This process of supporting such trees is called cable and bracing. This is achieved by installing rigid rods or flexible cables so as to minimize the chances of defective unions failing.

These cables are installed in trees to limit movement of limbs judged to have weak connection or to support heavy limbs by connecting two or more limbs together. Extra support may be required due to split or decayed crotches, crotches with included bark, or the inherent danger of weak wooded trees.

Cabling is usually done as a preventative safety measure. To reduce the risk of additional damages, affected trees are usually cabled. Cabling can also be used to help stabilize a multi trunked tree.

Since there are different sorts of equipment that can be used for this job, we will have to come to your property and make our assessments before coming back with the tools required

By making use of the Tree Radar Unit (TRU), we are able to locate roots underground without digging. The TRU is a novel application of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), a technique which has been proven over 30 years of use worldwide. TRU however has been specifically adapted for location of tree roots and is the only technology currently available that is designed for this purpose. We have found this technology incredibly useful for establishing the location not only of the roots, but also their depth.

This information is really important to builders, engineers and architects because it can give them specific information on where they should build, trench and dig without having to damage valuable tree root systems.