Not every tree grows perfectly straight with a single trunk. Most often, they can have multiple trunks and certain limbs with poor branch unions. Architecturally, these potential structural defects can be catastrophic as they are more prone to storm damage. Failure of a large branch or main trunk can lead to the deterioration of a tree’s health and structural integrity. Cables and bracing rods may be recommended by our arborists to improve the structural integrity of your trees.
Installing cables and bracing rods, along with pruning to reduce weight, can reduce the probability of structural failure. Properly installed cables help transfer disproportionate weight and bracing rods can provide support to failing branch attachments.