Serving the communities of Wayne, Franklin Lakes, Oakland, Pompton Lakes,
Pompton Plains, Pequannock, West Milford, and Ringwood NJ Since 1947
In trees with two or more main leaders, the potential exists for a weak or compromised crotch to develop. Many different factors can weaken a tree crotch, including water, animal nests, and wind. In such a circumstance, it may be possible to secure and strengthen the tree with a steel cable.
R&W Tree Experts offers two different sizes of cable: 3/8″ and 5/16″. The cable is secured with hooks going into each side of the tree. This does no long term damage to the tree and may serve as a preventative measure in the event of a storm. This may serve as an alternative option to removing a large section of the tree or the tree entirely.
In certain circumstances, it will be necessary to install more than one cable to properly secure a tree. Aesthetically, the cables are difficult to see. While cabling is no guarantee, it is a more affordable option and may preserve the life of your tree.