Bracing and Cabling
Cabling involves installing artificial support between major limbs (or stems) to reduce the strain and help support the tree. Cabling also helps reduce stress damage from high winds and excess ice or snow weight.
Trees are subject to a number of environmental forces: heavy wind, snow, and thunderstorms. Due to these factors, branch systems of the tree become weakened.
Some species of trees are more susceptible to structural damage than others. Generally “soft” wood trees are not eh list of susceptible trees.
Because branches have become weak, it does not necessarily mean the tree has to be removed. In some instances it is possible to retain the tree when bracing m cabling or bolting are employed. It is also possible to employ more than one artificial support system.
Bolting is employed at the site of a crack or split. A hole is drilled through the tree at the required location with metal rod being inserted into the hole and capped on both sides with the necessary hardware. The tree, over time grows over the rod.
Trees grow and change continually and therefore, so do the branches. We recommend that you have your trees inspected annually. Existing cables also need to be inspected annually to assess their effectiveness and continued benefit to your tree.
Like all life forms, trees grow old and die. And a dead tree is a potentially hazardous tree. Acorn Tree Care is fully equipped to remove trees from all sites in a safe manner. In a residential area, where a large tree must be removed, the company may employ the use of cranes and other heavy equipment.
Other criteria for removal are as follows:
- Disease: Sometimes a tree’s problems are so advanced that it can’t be treated. At this point it may make sense to remove the tree entirely to protect other vulnerable trees or species on the same site.
- Invasive species such as Buckthorn, Manitoba Maple, Norway maple.
- Renovations: Adding a pool to your landscape? Gazebo? Storage shed?
Brush Chipping/Clean up
Are you tired of looking at that brush pile on your property that keeps getting bigger from year to year?
Our staff at Acorn Tree Care will undertake the chipping of the brush in a safe and professional manner.
Our expert staff undertakes pruning and follows ANSI 3000 pruning standards which will:
- remove old, less productive wood
- remove dead and dying wood
- remove diseased wood
- control shape and size
- train/redirect growth
- promote vigorous new stems
- promote wide angle branching
- produce better fruit and flower
We specialize in grinding your tree stumps to enable you to replant what you desire.
Do you heat your house with firewood? Do you enjoy the ambiance that a fire produces? Do you enjoy having campfires?
Contact us today to inquire about availability
Planting and Transplanting
Is your backyard looking bare? Have a tree that looks out of place? Why not plant a new tree(s) or move that misplaced tree?
Acorn Tree Care will assess your available space to give you recommendations based on your specific site.