Are you looking for more information on tree cabling and bracing in Middletown, CT? Look no further than Nutmeg Tree Service to give you peace of mind about your worrisome trees. Because trees live for such a long time, they can develop growth problems that will increase their risk of falling. The trees that pose the greatest risk are the ones with multiple stems. This creates an area of included bark where the stems actually touch. This gives the illusion that the trees are growing together. More often than not, these trees will split during a bad storm. According to this article, Middletown, CT is in a high-risk hurricane zone.
In a bad storm, or in bouts of high winds, Cables and bracing provide additional support that reduces the risk of a tree coming down. They are supplemental structures that limit troublesome stems or branches’ movement. To make sure cables can apply the proper amount of leverage, they are installed 2/3 of the way up into the canopy of a tree. Bracing is when long, threaded rods are installed through groups of weak branches or stems. Additionally, in some cases, cabling and bracing can be done to the same tree. Sometimes, to protect a key tree, certain pruning techniques will minimize the load onto problem stems. We still meet the acceptable risk threshold that our clients expect, but they get to keep their favorite tree. It should be noted that cabling and bracing might still be necessary for this situation.
At Nutmeg Tree, our licensed arborists can best determine if your trees in Middletown County, CT would be good candidates for the installation of cables and bracing rods. Our team of professionals will conduct an evaluation of your tree structure and make suggestions for installing cables and braces. Every tree that has bracing and cabling should have a yearly inspection to ensure everything is still working the way it should. Expect to replace the cabling and braces roughly every 10 years.
If you have some suspect trees in your yard, and you’re not sure whether they pose a threat or not, give us a call. Our licensed arborists will be more than happy to come and evaluate them. You can reach us by calling our office at 860-577-0345 or by visiting our website for more information. We offer a variety of tree services along with cabling and bracing.