Cabling and Bracing
Trees with cracks, splits, and other defects such as bark inclusions can often be saved or have their lives extended with proper assessment and application of cabling and bracing hardware. We use extra high strength cable (EHS) and RigGuy terminations which maintain the strength of the cable and are minimally invasive. We also use steel bracing rods, especially to bring split trees back together and supplement cables. Where the static steel cables are not desired we also use a nylon Cobra system that is not invasive and allows the tree to grow and flex naturally. All trees cannot be saved or made safer with cabling and bracing but it is a viable option in many cases. We have saved or extended the lives of historic trees including the State Champion Kentucky Coffee tree, Ginkgo, and White oak.