All about tree cabling in New Jersey
The goal of installing a tree cable is to restrict tree movement of specific tree limbs. Bracing your tree or branches help support new loads, such as new limb growth while helping restrict movement from wind, rain, ice, and seasonal storms.
What is tree cabling?
In New Jersey and many other states, trees can grow so large that they become physically unstable to hold their own weight. This is common in multi-trunked trees and trees with open canopies. Tree bracing is a technique used by arborists, employing cables, to stabilize these trees and make them safe
Here are three reasons to employ bracing to a tree. These are as follows:
Prevention: Reducing chance of failure in healthy but weakly structured trees
Restoration: Extending the life of a damaged tree
Mitigation: Reducing potential hazard to property or human life from a healthy tree
Along with pruning to reduce weight the decision to use bracing systems has to be measured against the potential value of preserving or maintaining the tree’s life, as well as the fact that no bracing system can guarantee against failure. Aesthetics, safety and conservation are all factors that all come into this equation and something an arborist can advise you on.
Tree cabling without steel bolts and cables is better for your trees
At Plant Solutions we stock the Cobra Cable Systems, which does away with any tree damage caused by steel bolts and cables. The Cobra System can be assembled to provide support for a huge variety of unstable trees. We believe it’s the best bracing system in the industry because there is no additional damage left on your trees.
Other benefits include:
Lightweight: The components of the Cobra Bracing System are far lighter than steel cable and bracing rods. The Dyneema 10mm hollow cable is 8 times lighter than steel.
Non-Obtrusive: Because the Cobra System does not use bracing rods, there is no damage to the tree itself. Once installed, the system is so discreet that it is difficult to spot from the ground - even when you know it's there.
Multiple uses: The Cobra System can be used as both a dynamic bracing system to reduce sudden stresses from thunderstorms and high winds, whilst also being used as a load bracing system
Shock Absorbing: The shock absorbing technology used in the Cobra Bracing System can drastically reduce impact forces which can break steel wires.