Trees must be well maintained to stay healthy and have a long life. In some cases, it is also necessary to take measures such as bracing to limit the risks of falling, which can lead to more or less significant material and even human damage. What do I need to know about this process?
Guying is a fairly common technique in arboriculture that consists of holding a tree or branches with cables, usually steel, to prevent them from falling. This measure extends the life of the tree despite some structural problems such as leaning or breakage and bypasses aggressive processes such as felling and pruning.
Here are the cases in which bracing is an interesting solution.
In a region like Quebec where wind gusts are frequent, trees tend to become brittle or lean gradually over time. In these cases, it may be advisable to use guying to prevent them from collapsing and damaging the surrounding structures. The technique then consists of holding the trunk so that it grows in the right direction.
Sometimes a tree’s branches grow in all directions, which detracts from its aesthetic appearance and can be a hazard to the surrounding area, especially if there is a risk of breakage. The guying is then essential to maintain them so that they develop in a harmonious and secure way.
Staking is the process of guiding a young plant during its first years of growth so that the branches, stems and trunk grow in the right directions. As the tree grows, this technique is no longer sufficient to maintain it. It is then advisable to try bracing.
Although this technique is effective, it is not always suitable for all trees. This is why it is highly recommended to call on professional arborists before proceeding with bracing. They will conduct a thorough examination of the plant to determine if this is the most appropriate solution. In fact, there are times when slaughter is the only feasible way to limit the dangers.
We offer guying services in Granby and its surroundings as well as on the south shore of Montreal. What makes us special is that we only use processes that respect nature and biodiversity. Also, we use the best equipment to complete the work efficiently, quickly and safely. We also offer many other services such as pruning, felling and trimming when needed. You can contact us directly by phone at 450-521-2820 to obtain additional information or to call us.