Cabling and Bracing
Cabling and bracing is where flexible cables and bracing rods are installed to help support weak branches, redistribute structural stress, and adjust split limbs or trunks. This is all done in order to protect or improve the structural integrity of trees. The weight of the canopy typically affects more mature trees than young ones. Especially after storms, heavy snow, and even the weight of wet foliage, a tree could use some support that properly placed cables can provide. Cabling can also help hold up lower branches to provide the proper clearance for walkways, driveways, or a roof.