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John L. Detherage
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This multi-trunk maple required 3 cables in a triangle
pattern, giving it the strongest cabling system
Arrow showing the compression and inclusion of tree
bark in a tight "V" crotch on a giant maple
One end of the cable brace system
shown properly installed (above)
WHEN TWO OR MORE TREE TRUNKS
DIVIDE IN A "V" SHAPE LIKE THE
PICTURES AT THE RIGHT HAND SIDE
OF THE PAGE SHOWS, WE CALL THAT
A TIGHT "V" CROTCH.

THIS SHAPE IS USUALLY CAUSED BY A
BROKEN TOP EARLY IN A TREE'S LIFE.  
SOME TREES LIKE THE BRADFORD
PEAR ARE GENETICALLY ALTERED
VARIETIES AND THE RESULT IS MANY
TIGHT "V" AREAS.  PERHAPS YOU
HAVE SEEN ONE SPLIT AFTER A
STORM IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD.  
THIS ALTERED CONDITION CAUSES A
WEAKENED ATTACHMENT BETWEEN
THE TWO OR THREE SECTIONS OF
TRUNKS.  

A CABLE BRACE SYSTEM CAN BE
INSTALLED TO HELP PREVENT THE
SPLITTING OF THE TOPS. THE CABLES
ATTACH THE HALVES TOGETHER HIGH
IN THE TREE TOPS.  USUALLY NOT
DETECTABLE FROM THE GROUND,
THEY LAST 15 YEARS OR MORE.  
GENERALLY SPEAKING A CABLE
SYSTEM OF THREE CABLES WOULD
COST ABOUT $400.  MIGHTY CHEAP
INSURANCE TO HAVE THE PIECE OF
MIND TO HELP ENSURE THE
LONGEVITY OF YOUR TREES.  

CALL ARBORCARE INC. TODAY FOR A
CONSULTATION, 502-241-6108