Cabling and Bracing

Certain trees by reason of their branching patterns were structurally weak. To preserve these trees, steel bracing and cabling methods are used to serve as protection from the stress and strain associated with heavy winds and storms.

This allows urban areas to prevent property damage due to falling trees. It also serves to ensure the safety of pedestrians and homeowners.

Cabling and bracing are the two most common forms of structural support for trees

Cables or rigid rods are used to reduce the chances of failure of tree branches

There are three major uses of cabling and bracing:

  1. Mitigation: hazard reduction
  2. Prevention: reduce chance of branch failure
  3. Restoration: increase the life of tree