Cable and brace rods are used to prevent and treat branch failure. They act as supplemental structural support and reduce the chance of failure of co-dominant branches or trunks. Cabling and bracing are most effective when used as a preventative measure but can also be used to treat existing splits.
When should trees be cabled?
Cabling is often used to help preserve trees that are damaged. In some situations, a cable can be put in place as a preventative measure on a healthy tree. An Arborist can oftentimes spot potential failures long before they become an issue.
When should trees be braced?
In some situations, cabling may be used in conjunction with through bolts or other mechanical braces. Split trunks often require both bracing and cabling.
Don’t let just anyone cable or brace your tree. An understanding of dynamic loads is critical. An arborist will know how to install these devices in the least invasive way. If you see or suspect weak branches or limbs in your tree, contact Arborlogical Inc for a consultation. Our experts will assess the situation and help determine if tree cables or tree bracing is right for you. We offer services in and around Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, as well as Lakewood, Colorado.