With a little support in all the right places, Trilogy’s arborists can give potentially hazardous trees a new lease on life. Following an assessment, we will inform you whether or not your tree is a candidate for a support system.
Although the principles of cabling have remained the same for one hundred years, technology has evolved to provide non-invasive, dynamic systems that support limbs and tree canopies. This product is known as Cobra Cable.
Cobra cable is a rope-like material that has excellent shock-absorbing properties. It is made up of UV protected materials and provides restraint characteristics that mimic the tree’s natural reaction to wind. In a gust, tree limbs usually collapse upward and then out in an exaggerated manner. Cobra cable allows enough movement to encourage self-supporting growth in light wind, but is there to halt excessive flailing that might cause failure to a limb's crotch.
Cobra cable can be used preventatively if it is installed prior to a split. It can be installed in co-dominant trees or limbs with potentially weak crotches to provide support while encouraging ongoing strong, healthy growth.
Bracing is a technique our arborists use when a crotch is already split. Depending on the size of the tree and the split, two or more rods are installed at the crotch. In some cases, the tree can actually be pulled together to close the split! Cables are also installed in the canopy to support the bracing rods at the crotch
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