The historic 100-year-old Port Jackson Fig in Hamilton’s Gregson Park will live to see another day, possibly another 20 years, thanks to a plan from City of Newcastle.
After a recent branch break, it looked as though the century-old tree would have to be removed, however, THS devised a plan to install a cable system in the tree’s canopy.
The plan, which was developed in conjunction with expert arborists from THS, will also include planting a small, fenced garden underneath the tree’s drip line, which will further cement the tree as a major feature of the picturesque Hamilton park.
Hardwood poles and Dyneema fibre rope help support this amazing Dragon's Blood Tree in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney. The design and component selection were very important during the planning stage of this project. Reducing visual impact by blending high tech components with natural materials such as Australian hardwood poles proved to be highly successful. Combining structural integrity with visually appealing materials created a very natural feel to this loadbearing tree restraint system. Read More
This lightning struck English Oak in the Southern Highlands of NSW sustained extensive structural damage. Our tree restraint division installed this load bearing system to support the damaged stems and greatly reduces the likelihood of total tree failure. The restraint system has a rated strength of 7500 kg. Read More
This interesting project for the City of Sydney revolved around tree stabilisation. Total Height Safety designed and installed this tree support frame to blend with the existing park architecture. The tree species is a Dracaena draco (Dragon's Blood Tree). Read More
This 100 year old Port Jackson fig tree was relocated to Darling Habour Sydney in 1988. It has had some health and structural problems adapting to its new water front environment. With age we all need a little support and Fred the Fig is no different. This tree restraint system will ensure the tree is safe and secure long into the future. This restraint system was designed and installed by Bill Goddard. Read More
This great old tree was self-destructing. It had developed a major split at its base and was threatening to fall in two. Preservation of the tree was very important due to its significance on the heritage site and its dominance on the Sydney skyline.
We designed and installed a tree restraint system that would strengthen the tree's structure and prolong its life expectancy. Two different restraint systems were installed to reduce the risk of future failure.
This very long fig tree branch was dropping lower and lower and presented a high likelihood of failure. It was also popular for groups of kids to sit on the branch and have their photo taken. This action increased the load on the branch and the likelihood of branch failure. Removal or shortening of the branch was not an option and the property manager was happy with a support system.
The swing style design allows the branch to move naturally in all directions except down. The structure partly supports the branch and lifts it off the ground to allow clearance for mowing.
The preservation of this tree was possible with the installation of a non-invasive fibre rope restraint system. This special hollow braid rope is manufactured from Dyneema® SK-75 fiber and has a minimum breaking strength of 21600 Kg. The two stems will be supported should failure occur at ground level. Read More
This project involved the design and installation of a cable restraint system for one significant fig tree at Sydney Showground. The tree has a structural defect that required an engineering solution for its preservation. Tree restraint systems are one of our specialities. Read More
This interesting project for the City of Sydney revolved around tree stabilisation. THS designed and installed this tree support frame to blend with the existing park architecture. The tree species is a Dracaena draco (Dragon's Blood Tree). Read More
This tree has a localised structural weakness in the junction of two major stems. High performance spliced fibre slings are installed to reduce the risk from a major structural failure. The system has built in energy absorbers and each sling has a rating of 16,400kg. Read More
This Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris) had developed a problem lean and vertical split of the trunk. Our goal was to design a restraint system that supported the tree and prevented further splitting of the trunk. Read More