Ornamental tree and shrub care- These plants like a more delicate hand.
Bradford Pear - We have a specially designed program to aid this tree's ability to withstand breaking. Click HERE for important information!
Internal supports -cabling and bolting. We use a non- invasive, flexible cabling system called Cobra Cable.
A flexible cabling system has several advantages over a steel system.
Cables should be installed a minimum of 2/3 of the way from the fork being supported to the branch tips if possible. Mechanical advantage increases as distance away from the fork increases.
- Trees grow stronger by creating compression and tension wood as they move. A steel cable severely restricts this limb movement.
- Steel cables stop limb movement abruptly, which can cause the limb to break off just above the cable, with what is called the "karate effect".
- Steel cabling requires wounding the tree, Use of the Cobra system requires no drilling and no insertion of metal anchors.