Tree Cabling & Bracing

Benefits of Cabling and Bracing

Not every tree grows perfectly straight up and down with a single trunk. More often than not, they have multiple competing trunks and poor branch unions. Tree health-wise, this is fine. Architecturally, it can be catastrophic as they are more prone to storm damage. Failure of a large branch or main trunk can lead to the deterioration of a tree’s health and structural integrity. Cables and bracing rods may be recommended by our arborists use to improve the structural integrity of your trees.

Installing cables and bracing rods, along with pruning to reduce weight, can reduce the probability of structural failure. Properly installed cables help transfer disproportionate weight and bracing rods can provide support to failing branch attachments. With Shreiner Tree Care, an ISA Certified Arborist will inspect and determine whether your trees would benefit from cabling and bracing.

Lightning Protection

Lightning is a powerful force from nature that can have devastating effects on people, property and trees. Tree lightning protection systems are a risk management tool that can minimize tree damage and reduce property damage. Properly installed lightning protection systems are non-injurious to the tree and provide a reliable path for energy to follow during storms. Tree lightning protection systems should be considered for trees of historical significance or high value. Tree lightening protection systems will be recommended, installed, and maintained by your Shreiner Tree Care ISA Certified Arborist.