Tree Cabling and Bracing: Cabling and bracing are the two most common forms of structural support for trees. They involve installing flexible cables or rigid rods to reduce the chances of failure of defective unions.
- There are three major uses of cabling and bracing:
- Prevention: to reduce the chance of failure on a healthy tree with structural weakness.
- Restoration: to prolong the existence of a damaged tree.
- Mitigation: to reduce the hazard potential of a tree