Sunderland Tree Bracing
At Tree Surgeons Sunderland we are passionate about our trees! We understand that sometimes trees need a little help to grow, or remain safe and healthy. On many occasions trees need the assistance of a restraint system, this can come in many forms. Restraint systems include both flexible and rigid bracing, with cable bracing being one of the most common choices. An effective bracing system can not only provide structural support to older and vulnerable trees, it can also be used to encourage a young tree to grow straight. Damaged branches can also be provided with support from a restraint system, this is particularly important if the damaged branch is an aesthetically pleasing sight, and removal would reduce the overall good look of a tree. Both flexible and rigid bracing systems are also incredibly important to reduce the risk of older trees from falling in high winds, a falling tree can cause immense damage to your property, and is likely to be a costly experience. Our tree care arborists have vast knowledge in all areas of tree restraint systems and will be very pleased to offer you the most effective, and cost efficient solution.
Cable bracing uses a steel stranded cable which helps to support the tree as a whole, or to protect single or multiple branches of the tree. If a branch is weakened or damaged it is often a good option to cable brace it to a stronger branch of the tree, in order to prevent further damage or loss. During this period the damaged branch is likely to have a far better chance of natural repair. In cases where a tree has been identified as a possible faller, it is often possible to give the tree additional structural support using a cable bracing restraint system. However, a tree felling operation may be a better choice in this situation.
Flexible Tree Bracing
A tree is a living thing, and as such movement of its limbs is a natural occurrence. A damaged branch can be supported with a flexible restraint system that allows for limited movement and shock absorbance in wind, but still provides protection against any further damage.
On some occasions a stronger and more secure tree restraint system may be required. Rigid bracing will limit the movement of your tree or branches to a minimum. Our tree care experts can offer the best advice on choosing which option is best for you.
Using a Tree Restraint System to help promote the Growth of Young Trees
The growth of young trees can be strongly influenced by the weather. During the early stages of a tree trunks development it will be weak and susceptible to bending in the wind. This can cause the tree to grow in a leaning fashion, both flexible and rigid bracing systems could be used in order to assist it to grow strong and straight. A tree that does not grow straight may be more likely to fall once it has increased in weight.