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Cabling and Bracing
In a tree's natural life cycle, many outside factors can weaken or significantly compromise the overall tree structure. Even maintained and pruned trees can be susceptible to storm and wind damage, natural structural weaknesses (such as a V-shaped tree crotch), mechanical damage, and long heavy limbs. Although additional tree trimming and targeted tree pruning can often eliminate the tree weakness, it may be necessary to support the tree's structure through the use of tree cabling and/or tree bracing.
Tree cabling consists of a sturdy cable attached to two branches to limit overall limb movement and reduce stress and tension to the tree crotch or weakened branches. Tree bracing involves the use bolts and threaded rods for securing weakened or split tree crotches to promote stability and decrease the chances of further tree damage. Some trees that have been severely damaged may need a combination of tree cabling and tree bracing in order to ensure the tree's survival, as well as protecting your surrounding property and personal safety. At Embark, our Certified Arborists adhere to cabling and bracing practices that are accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for tree care.
If you suspect your trees are weakened and are in need of tree cabling, tree bracing or both, contact the Certified Arborists at Embark Services today for more information. Their tree care experts will assess your tree's stability and make recommendations for cabling and bracing installation that stabilizes your tree without compromising the tree's natural beauty or tree health. Request a visit from Embark's tree care team today, or contact Embark for more information.