TULSA TREE CABLING & BRACING SERVICES

Sometimes a tree will need extra support to help ensure its health and safety. Tree cabling is the installation of flexible cables to reduce damage from stress and can help promote structural integrity. Cable installation is a tedious process that takes precision and skill. As an ISA Certified Arborist, Jake’s goal is to help strengthen trees to improve longevity and safety. He is knowledgeable regarding the correct hardware to use and how that hardware will interact with the tree itself.

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TREE CABLING

TREES BY JAKE will provide all necessary hardware to cable or brace a tree. All cabling hardware that we use is galvanized and weather-resistant.

Cabling may be recommended for trees with large canopies, trees with codominant stems, and trees prone to vertical splitting and can be an alternative to the removal of large stems.  Typically, these types of trees are susceptible to having a weak spot at the union of multiple large stems or trunks.  As each stem or trunk competes for canopy space, the tree grows away from the middle creating a weak spot resulting in uneven weight distribution.  Installing a cable can provide support between 2 or more stems or trunks and when done correctly, may prolong the life of a tree by redistributing structural stress.

As an ISA Certified Arborist, Jake will never install a cable by wrapping it around a stem or trunk.  If a cable is wrapped around a stem or trunk, eventually, the tree will grow over the cable creating an additional weak spot undermining the entire purpose of the cable.

Bracing provides for the alignment or realignment of a tree (usually a young tree).  When this process is done improperly, it can cause long-term damage such as susceptibility to structural weakness.  Jake knows how to brace a tree to provide proper protection and encourage growth and strong structure.

TREES BY JAKE will provide all necessary hardware to cable or brace a tree.  All cabling hardware that we use is galvanized and weather-resistant; however, annual inspection is recommended to ensure proper support.

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Cabling may be recommended for trees with large canopies, trees with codominant stems, and trees prone to vertical splitting and can be an alternative to the removal of large stems.


 

TREE CABLING/BRACING FAQS

WHAT IS THE COST OF CABLING OR BRACING?

The cost of cabling or bracing depends on a variety of factors, including the size and location of the tree and the extent of work done.  It is best to have Jake, a Tulsa ISA Certified Arborist come and take a look and provide an estimate.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY TREE NEEDS OR SHOULD HAVE A CABLE INSTALLED?

Trees with poor growth patterns at the base of the stem or multiple stems, such as trees with codominant stems, should be evaluated for a cable installation.

IS CABLE INSTALLATION HARMFUL TO THE TREE?

No.  If done correctly, the installation of a cable will not harm the tree.  It is extremely important to use a Tulsa ISA Certified Arborist like Jake to perform a cable installation as improper cable installation can have a negative effect on the tree.

SHOULD I HAVE MY TREE TRIMMED BEFORE A CABLE IS INSTALLED?

We do recommend that prior to installing a cable, the tree is trimmed.  Reducing the weight on the stems can help reduce the amount of tension on the cable and help increase its effectiveness.

HOW LONG DOES A CABLE INSTALLATION TAKE?

The time it takes to install a cable depends on a variety of factors, including the size and location of the tree, as well as the extent of cabling that is done.  Trees that need to be climbed or are less accessible by equipment will typically take longer.


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