Cables and brace rods provide supplemental support in trees to strengthen and reduce limb failure. 1/2″ to 3/8″ cables are commonly used to limit movement of limbs that could possibly fail. Cabling and bracing does not repair a hazardous tree, but when done correctly by a trained arborist, it can extend the time a tree or its parts are safe. When installed incorrectly, cabling can create a more serious hazard. For All Seasons Tree Service does not recommend cabling or bracing as treatment for a hazardous tree unless the tree has significant historic or landscape value.
Property owners who have trees with cabling systems should contact For All Seasons Tree Service to inspect the supplemental systems each year to ensure safety.