Individual limbs or the entire tree may be cabled and braced. Fasteners are applied to the weakened limb and the main trunk.  Using ropes or chains, tension is applied to the weakened limb.  Heavy-duty cables are then prepare and attached to each fastener to provide the correct amount of support for the weakened limb.  While it sounds like a relatively simple process, it takes a great deal of technical expertise and experience to know how to go about it in a manner that protects the longevity of the living tree and the safety of those around it.  Our personnel are fully trained and experienced in all aspects of cabling and bracing.

 

Examples of flaws include poorly formed branch unions (included bark) or extremely long branches with heavy loads. The cables reduce movement that occurs in the different sections of the tree crown when it is subjected to forces such as wind throws or the weight of snow/ice. These cables must be properly installed according to current industry guidelines.