Tree Cabling & Bracing
Many urban trees suffer from structural problems, such as co-dominant stems, which result in weak branch unions and limb failure. Bracing and cabling systems can attempt to offer some added support during extreme weather such as wind and ice.
• Brace rods can be used to attempt to support a crotch or branch union that has split. In this picture, the rods help restrict the trunks from spreading apart during heavy snow, ice and wind loads.
• Cabling systems are mainly used to provide supplemental support to tree parts in times of high load, such as storms. Some tree structures are more prone to failure than others. A tight “V” at the base of two stems is one such structure type. More than one cable is often needed to properly support the weight of the limbs.
Our Dynamic cabling systems allow stretch and movement of the supported limbs. For proper installation, cables should be place two-thirds the distance between the base of the crotch and the top of the tree. Cable and Brace support are technical services that are best planned, installed and monitored by a Certified Arborist.