If you notice the branches on your tree are dropping, your tree may have structural damage. Trees with low hanging branches may require cabling and bracing to make sure that they don't lead to structural damage. Many tree species can produce heavy fruit or nuts that can drag the branches or limbs of the tree down. Not only can load-bearing nuts & fruit cause structural damage, but also improper pruning during the early years of a plant cause the limbs to fall. If you notice weak limbs surrounding your tree, cables and bracing rods can support your tree and offer some support so they can grow to their full potential.
Poor Root System
One of the most common reasons a tree may require cabling and bracing rods is because of a weak root system. People always say that too much of a good thing is still a bad thing, and this statement couldn't be more accurate than when it comes to overwatering. An excess amount of water can choke the roots of your trees and causing them to stop growing and drown in the water they can't absorb. Poor soil may also play a significant factor in a weak root system. If you believe that a poor root system may play a factor in your trees weak structure. Consider using cabling or bracing rods to strengthen the limbs and roots of your trees.
Storm Damage & Prevention
If a passing storm has damaged the limbs and roots of one of your trees cabling and bracing rods may assist in bringing back your tree to its former strength. Heavy rainfall and strong winds often cause structural damage to the limbs of trees, once the powerful winds weaken the limbs. The weight of the rain on the branches and leaves drag the limbs of the tree down further damaging the structure of the tree. Before a powerful storm approaches bracing your tree for the incoming rain will ensure that no further damage is done to your tree. Cabling prevents any weak limbs or branches from damaging the structural integrity of the tree.
Overtime due to aging or disease, limb decay may start to occur to the branches of your tree. Aging is one of the most common factors that contribute to limb decay; this is unpreventable. However, cabling and bracing rods can prolong the life span of a tree. Cabling allows the tree to continue growing in the direction of the sun giving it strength to grow. Alternatively, disease can play a significant role in limb decay. Limbs may begin to fall or crack. If you start to notice that disease is affecting the integrity of your tree. Tree services and cabling and bracing may bring your tree back to its former strength.
Cracked Limb Structures
Lastly cracked limb structures are the final sign that your tree may need cabling and bracing. Over time, animals, weather, or other external forces may cause damage to the outer structure of your tree. Luckily this is one of the most natural things to treat with cabling and bracing. After a couple of weeks with bracing rods supporting the damaged limb, it should be back to its former strength. If you need tree fertilizer than you can also contact us.