Tree Support Systems
Tree support systems are designed to reduce the risk of tree failure in order to protect humans, animals and property from injury or damage. This also includes the prevention of a loss of essential services like the power supply.
Types of tree support systems include:
- static – or dynamic cabling systems
- steel braces
- anchoring systems like stakes or guy wires
Cabling systems are usually placed in the crown of a tree with multiple leaders to provide support to the union of the trunks by reducing/limiting the movement of the individual leaders.
Braces are usually installed very close to the union of the trunks of a multi-stemmed tree in order to prevent parts of the tree from cracking/failing.
Anchoring systems like guy wires or stakes can support trees with partial root failure (e.g. caused by snow damage).
The severity and nature of the damage to your tree will determine which type of tree support the system is needed or if it might be better to remove the tree entirely.
There are several signs that your tree might be benefitting from a tree support system:
- Split or cracked limbs/leaders
- Presence of decay
- Partially failed root system or unnatural lean of the tree trunk
- Overextended branches
If any of these signs are present on your tree we recommend to call a Certified Arborist, he will be able to carry out a detailed inspection of your tree to determine if the tree poses a hazard, a tree support system is needed or if pruning or removal of tree parts or the entire tree might be necessary in order to ensure your safety.
At Ash Grove Tree Solutions, we are happy to provide this service to our valued customers. Our well-trained and highly qualified staff can help you maintain the health and safety of your trees.
Give us a call today to make an appointment with one of our Certified Arborists.