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. See below for our cabling options.
Static cabling systems are mainly used to help 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.
Dynamic cable systems allow trees to continue natural stretch and movement in the weather. Once the limbs that have been cabled for attempted support move more than about 1-2 feet apart, the Dynamic Cable provides a link between the 2 stems so that they begin to balance their weight against each other.