most living things, trees possess imperfections in
their physical architecture that can result in structural
weaknesses. Arborists call these imperfections tree defects and
the most common defects include:
appropriate, we install structural braces to add supplemental
support to tree defects. While this does not eliminate
the possibility of tree failure, it can reduce the risk
to an acceptable level, and allows us preserve specimens
that might otherwise break apart or have to be removed.
We install both cable brace systems
and rod braces to
reinforce defects in both shade and ornamental tree species.
Cavities: hollow or
rotten portions of branch or stem wood where
have broken down a portion of
the woody tissue.
and cracks: can
be a naturally occurring growth defect or be
caused by excessive movement during storms or
branch attachments: naturally occurring
growth defects that are present
most species of trees.
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