Are the trees on your property in need of additional structural support? Have you noticed any branch breakage, ripped bark, or dead branches with evidence of disease? If your trees are experiencing any kind of failure or weakness, you may be in need of stem bracing for your trees.
Stem bracing is one of the ways that professional arborists are able to provide supplemental structural support to trees with weak spots along the tree trunk. This may be due to codominant stems (when there are v-shaped branches that split off from the main trunk in two different directions). Other causes could be severe weather, unbalanced shape of the tree due to overextended branches, or disease and infestation.
The primary cause that leads to stem bracing is the existence of codominant stems in a tree. This can be avoided by properly pruning your trees before they hit maturity and are too large for preventative pruning. This is not always an option, however, and requires a more reactive approach. The lack of connective tissue binding stems to the tree trunk causes structural weakness and leaves your tree susceptible to damage. Brace rods and cables are intended solutions that can help reduce the risk of failure of weak stems and branch unions. These systems alleviate some of the weight from branches and stems by more evenly dispersing it across the tree system. The goal is for bracing systems to mitigate risk of branches falling and causing damage to the tree, surrounding property, or people.
Here at Dynamic Arborist, we are one call away from taking care of your tree care and maintenance needs. We take pride in our professional arborists being properly qualified and certified for any of your cabling or bracing projects. We use the highest quality equipment and are precise in the type of work that we do. Our team cares for more than just you as our client – we care for the trees that we service, too. Give us a call if you have any questions or are interested in receiving a free assessment and quote regarding stem bracing on your property.