UKTC Archive

Re: Non invasive cable brace

Subject: Re: Non invasive cable brace
From: Scott Cullen
Date: Dec 21 2006 01:25:06
Setting aside the cost or alleged cost of "maintaining" the synthetic type 
cable braces (flexible is a mis-nomer since stell cable braces are flexible 
in all axes but one; the synthetic systems are elastic in that directions as 
well), I have to ask why one would "not be a fan if" cable bracing.

Say a tree has a useful life of 50 years except that there is some issue with 
potential failure of a fork.  Installing a steel cable brace significant;y 
reduces the risk of faiure for at least 20 years with typically no 
maintenance.  Say it's replaced in 20 years.  That's 4/5 of the useful life 
retained for a fairly minimal investment.  40 yars for other trees to grow 
into the iste or neighborhood.  Live canopy and safety bith maintained.  
Whats the problem?

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jonathan Mills 
  To: UK Tree Care 
  Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 6:41 PM
  Subject: Re: Non invasive cable brace

  By the sounds of it non invasive rope bracing is not very good. I have
  personally never been a great fan of bracing of any kind and have
  never specified

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