Tree cabling and bracing is the installation of flexible steel strand cables and braces in trees to reduce stress damage from high winds, heavy foliage or “weak” areas that may have resulted from a lack of pruning, or incorrect/inaccurate pruning. The main objective of cabling/bracing is safety: Safety of the occupants of a property and the safety of a valuable tree.
As certified arborists, our goal is to help strengthen weak branches or limbs so that they are better able to withstand severe weather, improve their longevity and reduce potential risk.
The two main types of tree cabling, include, invasive and non-invasive.
- Invasive cable means we have to drill a hole to install some form of hardware.
- Non-invasive means we do not have to drill into the tree.
Our Atlas crew have been installing cables for over 30 years and as new products come to the market, we analyze them and test them. Your sales rep or arborist will advise you of the best cable option for your situation.
Tree bracing is the use of steel rods to add rigid support to a tree for weak areas, split crotches and reinforcing decayed areas (most of the time this method is used in combination with cabling).
The experts at Atlas Tree can determine when cabling/bracing would be ideal and what method should be executed to ensure your safety and the durability of your trees.