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Trees Down? Let Hoppe Tree Service Give Them a Helping Hand!



Our early January snowstorm was a heavy hitter! It left a trail of fallen trees and broken branches in southeastern Wisconsin. But, fear not! Hoppe Tree Service has the tools and know-how to give these fallen trees a new lease on life. Believe it or not, even uprooted trees can stand tall again! With the right expertise and techniques, trees and shrubs can often be salvaged.


Trees are resilient beings, but sometimes even the strongest need a little help. Whether they've succumbed to a mighty windstorm, suffered accidental damage, or simply been newly planted, trees with compromised root systems can become weak and unstable. This is where Hoppe Tree Service comes in. We utilize a technique that offers an effective way to help trees recover.


What is Guying?

Think of guying as a temporary sling for your tree. It involves using cables, straps, or webbing to connect the trunk to an adjacent anchor, creating a support system that reduces excessive movement and allows the roots to focus on recovery. Imagine the tree as a patient needing to rest an injured leg; guying provides that crucial support.



Why Use Guying?

Guying offers several benefits for a struggling tree:


  • Stability: It reduces excessive swaying caused by wind, rain, or other factors, giving the foundation or base the ability to re-establish its roots in the soil.

  • Reduced Damage: By minimizing movement, guying helps prevent further injury to the trunk, branches, and root system.

  • Faster Recovery: A stable environment promotes faster recovery from existing damage.


Guying Techniques:

The two main guying techniques are:


  • Anchors and Cables: This method involves driving anchors into the ground around the tree and connecting them to the trunk (or multiple connection points for a multi-stem tree) with cables or straps. Proper support during lifting is important, for this reason, we install cables through the tree instead of around it.

  • Webbing and Guy Wires: These can be attached differently inside the tree. In this instance, we can use the tree itself instead of a ground anchor, with a focus on webbing to increase movement for better adaptive growth. It's important to note that webbing does degrade due to sun exposure, and has about a 3-year field shelf life.




Guying is a temporary measure to aid a tree's recovery. By providing trees with the necessary support, you can help them weather the storm and regain their strength and grace. So, the next time you see a fallen, or struggling tree, don't despair! With the help of a Certified Arborist, you can witness nature's resilience firsthand.


Contact Hoppe Tree Service at 414-257-2111 to schedule a visit with one of our Certified Arborists, or request a quote by clicking the button below, and we'll help do our part to keep your trees standing tall!





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