Tree Structure Strengthening
Nature is unpredictable and it is often that a tree will grow in a way that threatens the tree’s structural integrity. The weight of the canopy in an older, multi-trunked tree could be such that the tree is no longer able to support its own weight. That kind of structural failure can result in property damage and personal injury, as well as threaten the health of the tree.
A simple solution, especially if the tree is just beginning to show signs of stress, can be to prune the branches to reduce the weight of the canopy. This is often a temporary solution, though. A company that specializes in tree structure restoration services can actually use cables and braces to restore and maintain the tree structural integrity for years to come.
Properly placed cables and braces can help to shift the weight of heavy branches, moving them so they support each other. Cables and braces can also be used to keep branches at a specific height above walkways or the roof of a house, and can be a healthier solution for the tree than simply removing the branches.
Homeowners considering tree services should consult with an arborist to determine which solutions and materials will be best for the tree’s health, the overall landscape and the budget.