Tree Cabling and Bracing for Texas Spring Winds and Storms
Support to Prevent Branch or Whole Tree Failure
Harrod’s Arbor Tech can stabilize your trees with steel rods (bracing) or support limbs using steel cables (cabling).
This gives your trees the support needed to prevent breakage.
Tree bracing or cabling is recommended for:
Newly transplanted trees.
Trees with structural deficiencies.
Trees located in especially windy areas.
Fort Worth Area Spring Tree Care
Spring is the windy season in North Texas!
March – September is also severe storm and tornado season. The best defense against tree storm damage is being prepared.
Types of Tree Support Systems
Urban trees often need some degree of supplemental, physical support to reduce the risk of structural failure of the tree.
Cabling, bracing, guying and staking can provide a solution for these tree failures.
Tree support systems help support the tree by limiting the movement of branches, leaders or the entire tree. This reduces the risk of injury to humans and damage to property by providing supplemental support for structurally weak areas of the tree.
Tree Structural Deficiencies Needing Cabling or Bracing
The most common risk of tree breakage due to stress from wind is the presence of one or more ‘V-crotch’ branches. Codominant stems, or “v-crotches,” are structurally weak compared to a single stronger stem.
Over-extension is another risk to trees in windy conditions. These are limbs that are unusually long for the tree. Early corrective tree pruning is the best way to prevent branch over-extension. Breakage from over-extension usually occurs at the junction of the branch and stem. Or the branch may crack due to the force of winds and storms. Installation of support cables can be used to avoid making large pruning cuts in an established tree.
Does the Fort Worth Area Have a Higher Severe Storm Risk in 2019?
“We believe that the more traditional severe weather region of the central and southern Plains will have a higher potential for tornadoes and severe weather more frequently than they have experienced on average the past three years,” Paul Pastelok, AccuWeather’s Lead Long-Range Meteorologist, said in a news release.
From 1950 to 2019, Tarrant County has recorded 94 tornadoes. Johnson County, just to the south, has seen the most in North Central Texas with 102. Read more at https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article226799754.html
Harrod’s Arbor Tech – Residential and Commercial Tree Services
We work with Residential and Commercial clients.
Our clients include private homes, churches, land developers, property management companies, public works, schools, highway departments, malls, restaurants and more.
Jimmy Harrod Jr. (“JJ”), the owner at Harrod’s Arbor Tech, has over 20 years of tree service experience.
Harrod’s Arbor Tech provides all tree services: tree installation, tree trimming and pruning, tree spraying and pest control, landscaping, tree cabling and bracing, tree removals, stump grinding, and high quality firewood.
Harrod’s Arbor Tech has 24 hour (24/7) emergency tree services. We provide storm cleanup and emergency tree service with removal for fallen or broken trees.
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