Bracing and Cabling Trees in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County

Trees in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County often require added support to reduce the risk of collapse. Large trees may have leans, splits or a variety of problems that could make the trees a hazard to your property.

Some problems with trees in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County are v-crotches also known as double trunks, which are comparatively weaker than individual trunks. Bracing or cabling may be required to prevent structural collapse.

Cabling and bracing provide structural support for trees. Cabling or bracing trees may correct certain problems and make the trees reasonably safe.

The three main purposes for using structural support are:

  1. Pro-active prevention of problems by providing structural support for healthy trees.
  2. Mitigation to reduce the risk of a hazard from a tree with a potential problem.
  3. Restoration to support a damaged tree.

Cabling to Support Trees in Palm Beach, Broward and Martin County

Cables are attached to trees by bolts screwed into tree branches. Synthetic rope is wrapped around branches without the need for drilling into trees.

Cables are installed in trees to provide support holding limbs together. Cables restrict how far apart branches can move from one another, reducing the forces capable of damage of weekly attached limbs.

Cables are installed at a distance from the limb or limbs requiring support.

Bracing Rods to Support Trees

Bracing rods are rigid supports.

Rods are installed lower in the trees.

Rods are usually used in conjunction with cables.

Bracing bolts can be inserted into trees to hold trees together. Rods can reduce the risk of multiple stems spreading apart. Rods can be used to hold trees together where splits have occurred.

Installation and Maintenance of Tree Support Systems

Tree support systems require professional, technical expertise and equipment to properly determine feasibility, as well as install and maintain.

Zimmerman Tree Service provides professional planning, installation and maintenance of tree support systems.

If you have trees in need of structural support, contact Zimmerman Tree Service to help you make the best decisions for your property.