Why do some Kansas City homeowners need to cable or brace their trees? While a tree may appear sturdy from the outside, it could be suffering from hidden structural weaknesses. Over the years, environmental factors, severe weather, and even natural growth patterns can lead to structural instability. To counteract this, conscientious tree owners in Kansas City hire professional arborists to install metal cables and bracing rods that improve a tree’s structure. Residential cabling and bracing have many important functions, including:
- Supporting weak or drooping branches.
- Separating rubbing tree limbs.
- Bracing tree trunks that have begun to split.
- Preventing tree damage during storms.
Failing to cable or brace a structurally compromised tree can have serious consequences. Because inclement weather is a fact of life in Kansas City, it’s only a matter of time before a vulnerable tree’s structure will fail, leading to:
- Split or uprooted trunks.
- Broken or fallen limbs.
- Property damage.
- Even personal injury!
If your trees are old, multi-trunked, splitting, or drooping, they may be a hazard. Only a professional arborist can diagnosis a tree’s poor structural health and design a complete cabling and bracing plan. If you are not sure if your tree is hazardous, please contact a professional arborist for a free cabling and bracing consultation.
SAFETY Tree Service is Kansas City’s preferred tree care company. We are trained in the industry’s best practices when it comes to cabling and bracing trees, no matter their size, age, or type. We can guarantee our results: our technicians use the highest quality metal cabling and bracing hardware and conduct rigorous quality checks after installation, to make sure that your trees are safe for years to come