Tree support systems are used to provide supplemental support to leaders and individual branches by limiting movement.
When a tree has a structural defect or condition that poses a high risk of failure which may result in injury or property damage, a supplemental support system can often reduce the risk.
As Certified Arborists, it is our responsibility to safeguard people, property, and the environment from potentially hazardous trees and to extend the life of trees with high amenity and/or heritage values.
Our arborists can assess your trees for defects and if necessary, recommend and install a bracing system specific to the individual trees requirements.
When might Cable Bracing be required?
- Weak or structurally suspect branch unions.
- The appearance of a crack at or just below a union.
- Tight “V” shaped union with included bark.
- Multi-stem trees with suspect stem attachment.
- Trees with heavy foliage.
- Stress damage from wind, weight of rain.
- Trees located in ‘high-value target’ areas such as schools and condominium complexes.
Lightning Protection Systems
Lightning protection systems are installed to protect mature trees of high amenity or heritage value from the damage caused by lightning strike. Here at ArborCulture Pte Ltd we recognize the enhancement and benefits specimen trees bring to the landscape and the value in protecting these assets.
The objective of the protection system is to provide a preferred path to the ground for the electrical charges from a lightning strike.
The lightning protection system consists of copper cables (main conductor and secondary conductor), copper air terminals, and the grounding/ earthing (ground copper cables and ground rods). The conductors and the grounding are connected together by specially designed fittings.
The lightning protection system we use follows Singapore’s Fire and Safety code of Practice CP33 of 1996 and the National Arborists Association’s adapted American National System Institute (ANSI) A300 Standard (Part 4) on Lighting Protection Installation Systems.