Cabling and Bracing
There are times when a structural defect in a tree cannot be resolved by pruning alone. During a site visit, an ISA Certified Arborist will identify structural defects that cannot be corrected and installation of a cable or brace may be warranted to reduce the probability of the limb breaking and causing damage or injury. Cabling and bracing are the two most common forms of structural support for trees, and may be used for:
- Failure Prevention and Mitigation: This is done to reduce the chance of a limb or large portion of a healthy tree with some structural issues from causing damage to people or property.
- Tree Preservation and Restoration: If you have a tree that has been damaged or is ailing, bracing and cabling can help maintain the healthy structures of the tree and protect it from further damage.