Cabling and/or bracing is often required when a tree specimens grows to where its physical structure can no longer support the weight of a limb(s). This is particularly common in mature, multi-stemmed tree varieties and trees with open canopies.
Failure of a large branch or trunk can result in serious property damage or personal injury, or the decline of a tree’s health. Properly installed, cables and bracing rods can be used to protect or improve the structural integrity of trees.
The installation of cables and bracing rods, along with pruning to reduce weight, can help to reduce the likelihood of a structural failure. Properly installed cables help to redistribute structural stresses, and bracing rods can help provide support to branch unions that may otherwise split.
In most cases, a combination of cabling and bracing can successfully address existing splitting limbs and trunks. The Tree Medic can best determine if your trees can benefit from the installation of cables and bracing rods.