Tree Cabling Services
The two most common types of structural support for a tree is tree cabling and bracing. A tree can be cabled without bracing but it cannot be braced without cabling. The rigid rods are much weaker than the flexible cables. Cables are placed high in the tree while rods are placed lower in the tree.
Cabling a tree is necessary to prevent or reduce the chance of death of a healthy tree that has a structural weakness, to extend the life of a damaged tree, or to minimize a hazardous situation. A structural weakness occurs when a tree has grown co-dominant ("v" crotch) stems. A tree may be damaged by strong winds, lightening or heavy ice. A hazardous limb of a beautiful old oak tree may tower over a fence or picnic pavilion in Birmingham, Al. In each of these situations the tree can have support added by installing a cable in the canopy. There is a variety of cables used in the industry. ACE Tree Services uses a non-invasive, dynamic cabling system that allows the tree to move naturally in the wind. With this cabling system, no drilling in the cambium is needed during the installation process preventing additional stress to the tree. The cables can hold up to 8 tons more than enough for most co-dominant stems.
So if you have a tree that has a hazardous canopy but provides substantial property value, ACE's cabling system is right for you! Call ACE Tree Service (205) 332-7757 for FREE Estimate!