Special protective measures are always required when old-age begins to nibble at the tree as time goes by. If this means that the load-bearing capacity of several branches or trunks is no longer assured or if there is the risk of breakage, in this case it is possible to safeguard the branches within an anchor structure.
Crown moorings consist of special plastic bands featuring in-built rubber shock absorbers. This means that the branches at risk of breakage can be retained and the tree’s overall closed appearance maintained.
An additional possibility is the mounting of telescopic props in order to support the main branches, or the installation of a guy-rope which, departing from the supporting trunk, stabilizes the branches and guides them upwards again.
The intention by this is to secure the crown and avoid parts of the crown from breaking lose or falling. This is frequently the method by which the public safety of crowns at risk of breakage can be restored.