Everything You Need to Know About Tree Cabling

Date September 08, 2020


Author TreeNewal Staff

Do you have a tree on your property that’s growing asymmetrically, or has branches that are growing awkwardly? Do you have a tree that has branches that are falling down? Do you need to help falling trees by providing tree support to make sure that they don’t pose a threat to the people and structures on your property?

If you answered, “Yes!” to either of these questions, then your tree could benefit from an ISA-Certified Arborist tree care technique called tree cabling – and sometimes referred to as tree bracing. Continue reading to learn more about how our ISA-Certified Arborists at TreeNewal can provide you with tree support through tree cable installation, including a discussion of tree cabling supplies and tree cabling costs.

What is Tree Cabling?

Some people mistakenly think that tree cabling means that we wrap a cable around a tree, which results in an unsightly appearance. Thankfully, this isn’t the case. Tree cabling offers tree support while, for the most part, being disguised by your tree’s canopy. Except for extremely unusual cases, tree bracing is only slightly noticeable, if not totally unnoticeable.

To help falling trees, falling tree branches, or trees that have asymmetrical or awkward growth, our ISA-Certified Arborists use professional equipment to safely climb up into your affected tree. Then, they drill a hole in each of the branches that will be receiving a cable. The holes that are drilled are only slightly bigger than the size of the cable being used for tree cabling.

Once the holes are drilled, our ISA-Certified Arborists perform tree cable installation by placing the cable into the holes that were drilled in the tree. For the best tree support, tree bracing is typically performed about ⅔ between the point of weakness in a branch, and the end of the branch. We then use a stop system to secure the tree cabling in both locations where the tree cable is placed.

Tree Cabling Supplies

You may have noticed from the above description that there are a variety of tree cabling supplies that are needed to help falling trees and limbs and provide proper tree support to them. Tree cabling supplies that must be used for every tree bracing job include:

  • Professional tree climbing equipment including ropes, pulleys, levers, harnesses, and helmets for the ISA-Certified Arborists performing the job.
  • A cordless drill.
  • Tree cabling.
  • A tree cabling stoppage system, such as the Rigguy Wire Stop system.

How Much Tree Cabling Is Needed to Provide Proper Tree Support?

Every tree that needs tree cabling is different. You may have a tree that has only one falling branch, in which case it’s possible that only two endpoints need to be drilled and braced. This is the simplest circumstance under which tree bracing is performed by our ISA-Certified Arborists.

If you have multiple branches that are asymmetrical or falling, or if you need to help falling trees by having tree cable installation performed, then more cabling is going to be needed.

All trees are unique and their tree support needs are different. For an estimate on what type of tree bracing your tree needs, contact our ISA-Certified Arborists to inspect your tree and provide you with a custom, no-obligation quote for tree cabling cost.

Tree Cabling Cost

It’s difficult to provide an estimate, or even an average, of how much tree cabling costs because every tree bracing job is different. Factors that will impact your tree cabling cost include:

  • How many crew members are needed for the tree bracing job? The more ISA-Certified Arborists needed to complete the tree cabling, the higher your
    tree cabling cost will be.
  • How many supplies are needed to perform tree bracing and help falling trees? The bigger the job and the more supplies needed, the higher the
    tree cabling cost will be.
  • How many branches needed to be braced? The more branches that need tree cabling, the more labor time you’ll need for your tree bracing job, which will affect your tree cabling cost.

Can Tree Cable Installation Be a DIY Task?

You should never attempt to perform tree cable installation on your own. It is a very technical, and dangerous, task that requires the knowledge of an ISA-Certified Arborist like the ones at our local Dallas/Fort Worth area tree services company.

First and foremost, tree cable installation requires you to climb your tree. This is not done with a ladder. Instead, we use professional climbing cables, pulleys, and harnesses to ascend to the affected location of your tree. Due to the height that our Arborists are at when performing tree cable installation, professional-grade helmets are also an absolute must when performing tree bracing.

Tree cabling also requires specific knowledge about tree bracing techniques in order to properly place the tree cabling supplies. As ISA-Certified Arborists, we have specific education on performing tree cable installation. The average Dallas/Fort Worth area resident doesn’t have this professional knowledge.

Finally, tree cabling requires tree cabling supplies that are not easily located at hardware stores. Our equipment and supplies for tree cable installation are professional-grade and purchased through speciality retailers and wholesalers who provide tree cabling supplies exclusively to ISA-Certified Arborists like ourselves.

Call Us If You Need Tree Cabling in The Dallas/Fort Worth Area

At TreeNewal, our tree care company is staffed with ISA-Certified Arborists who have been providing tree services to the Dallas/Fort Worth area for 15 years. We have extensive experience with tree cable installation, including doing jobs of all different sizes and scopes to provide tree support and help falling trees.

If you need tree bracing to help falling trees or branches, our professional tree services team is here to help you. We can come to your site, evaluate your falling tree, provide you with a custom quote for tree cabling cost, and if you agree to the quote, perform tree cabling installation to support trees on your property.

To inquire about tree cable installation including tree cabling cost, call TreeNewal today at tel:(817) 592-6846.

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