Tree Health

When to Call an Arborist to Assess your Tree Health?

If you have a tree that is in questionable health, that is normally the best time to contact a certified arborist or tree care professional.  Often times our customers suspect that they have one thing going on with their tree, when in reality it turns out to be something completely different.  It is best to properly identify the problem early on, as that allows more options for treatment and increases the chance of prolonging the life of the tree.  The list is endless for what can be happening with a tree and it takes a trained eye to be able to properly identify the problem and offer a solution.  There are so many factors that goes into assessing tree health, ranging from the species of tree, age, location, root structure, insects and droppings around the tree, just to name a few.  It is best to play it safe and have a professional come out to your home or business and let you know exactly what is happening and what your options are to correct the problem.  Contact our office today to schedule your free tree health assessment for any of your trees in question.

What is Tree Cabling?

If you have a tree that is experiencing some tree health issues due to structural concerns, one of our Certified Arborists can suggest the best treatment options.  Often times, as trees age, their limbs can become too heavy to be held up on their own and they need some extra support.  Tree Cabling becomes a great option to assist a tree when the tree experiences weak crotches or dangerous limbs.  It can also prove helpful if some limbs are rubbing together.  You will often see tree cabling in trees in older cities with large trees lining their parks, as this is the best option to preserve trees that are outgrowing their limbs, without being too invasive.

The process of tree cabling consists of running fine wires from a strong structural point in the tree and using eyebolts or similar to anchor them.  The cable is then run to the weaker area or limb that needs the added support.  A certified arborist should always do this procedure and once complete, these cables should be inspected regularly.  The tree should always be pruned before any cables are installed.  Pruning the tree will help to ensure that any excess weight is lifted off of the branches that are struggling and that the tree only has healthy limbs to focus on while it heals.  Tree pruning helps to ensure that nourishment is provided to only the healthiest and desired limbs and branches on the tree.

What is Tree Bracing?

When tree cabling may not be the best fit for support, an arborist may choose to look at tree bracing for your tree health concerns.  These options for tree care helps to repair split crotches, stabilize weak crotches and can help to hold rubbing limbs apart.  The process of tree bracing is done by installing rods in the weaker areas of the tree and affixing them to the stronger area, in order to provide extra support and stability.  There are several different approaches to bracing based on the species and the specific needs of the tree.  An arborist can even place rods horizontally, parallel throughout the trunk of the tree in cases where the trunk divides off into multiple leaders.  This helps to provide some added support and to help prevent the leaders from pulling apart from each other, thus increasing the tree health.

Accurate Tree Service will send out one of our trained tree care professionals to assess your property and trees and to suggest the best options possible for your tree health.   Please call today to schedule your free consultation.

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