Cabling & Bracing
Cables and brace rods are designed to add supplemental support to trees that have weakly attached branch unions. Support cables are installed 2/3 of the way from the branch union to the top of the tree. If installed correctly, the tree will still move naturally. Cables react statically when the branches are stressed beyond their natural bend, reducing the likelihood of failure.
Brace rods are threaded rods that are installed in the area of the branch union. They provide a more sturdy support that works in conjunction with cables.
A structural evaluation should be done prior to an installation of any cable or brace rod.