Specialized tree services to lessen the chance of failure and damage.
CABLING & BRACING
Cabling and bracing are ways to hold your tree together so it doesn't drop branches or split apart, particularly during violent weather.
Cables are used to support branches that are weakly attached so they don't move around as much and are less likely to break during a storm. Rods inserted through several branches or stems (where they're weak and likely to split) also are used to support tree limbs and limit the degree of twisting that can happen during high winds.
ROOT PRUNING & SOIL EXCAVATION
Excessive soil and mulch covering a tree's root flare encourages the growth of girdling roots (roots that grow around the trunk or across lateral anchor roots), limiting the tree's ability to take up water and nutrients. Most trees in this condition decline and eventually die.
In this situation, we work to re-establish the proper soil grade with an air spade that uses highly compressed air to safely remove excess soil and mulch without damaging the tree’s root system. We cut any girdling roots and then backfill exposed roots while maintaining a visible root flare.
The National Fire Protection Association recommends that trees located within 10 feet of structures, as well as trees that are taller than the structure or have limbs extending over the structure, should have a lightning protection system installed. These systems not only protect the tree, they also reduce the chance of damage to the structure itself.