Cable Bracing Option

cable bracing of a tree

Cable bracing of a tree

Cable bracing should always be a last resort option. However, where safety and scaffold limb preservation are priorities for our clients, cabling can, in many cases aid in bracing the tree when pruning options alone are inadequate. Cabling must always be done in conjunction with pruning to reduce weight first.

Every tree situation is different, and species vary in wood hardness and decay resistance. Different hardware is tailored for each specific application. Some hardwood trees can be braced with lag bolts, some softer or decayed woods require through bolt installation.

Arbor Works Tree Service uses standard extra high strength cable with tree grip connectors and thimbles to guard the “eye”. Cable size varies with the estimated load stresses that we determine.

At Arborworks we gauge the height of the tree, the wood girth of the branch, limb length, and mechanical dynamics to properly engineer the positioning of the cable bracing system.

Cable bracing hardware

Cable bracing hardware

All cable bracing systems require periodic follow up maintenance inspections.

Our other Tree Services include: