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I came across this cobra bracing, on a large Ficus, while on a Christmas break in Cartagena, Spain.

Not seen this amount in one tree. A lot of it was very slack and not doing much of a job.

The tree was in a large Square, so probably looked after by the local authority.

 

Martyn

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27 minutes ago, Martyn Honey said:

 

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I came across this cobra bracing, on a large Ficus, while on a Christmas break in Cartagena, Spain.

Not seen this amount in one tree. A lot of it was very slack and not doing much of a job.

The tree was in a large Square, so probably looked after by the local authority.

 

Martyn

 

I don't think it is meant to be bollock tight . There has to be some allowance for  limb movement .

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19 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I don't think it is meant to be bollock tight . There has to be some allowance for  limb movement .

Its a dynamic system stubby, not like the old steel cable that did need to have a little bit of slack.

 

Thats a few quids worth of bracing in there Martyn!

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35 minutes ago, Stubby said:

I don't think it is meant to be bollock tight .

As Steve said - its to prevent issues with shock loading in the event of failure. 

35 minutes ago, Stubby said:

There has to be some allowance for  limb movement .

 The movement comes from the use of the sling that allows the branch to rotate unlike with the old steel pins that went though the branch. 

 

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1 hour ago, Martyn Honey said:

 

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A lot of it was very slack and not doing much of a job.

 

Too slack, too horizontal, small diameter branches presumably supporting the much thicker one lower down.  Would have been better reducing the end weight. 

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