Cabling & Bracing

TreeTech provides expert cabling and bracing support for trees in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Trees can grow in a variety of ways as a result of many different environmental factors.

When your tree’s physical structure cannot support its growth, it leads to a structural failure. Given the right circumstances, a tree of any size and health can fail, even those without a structural deficiency. When this happens, our Certified Arborists will reset your tree to its original position and install cables or bracing rods. This service ensures your tree is positioned securely while allowing its roots time to grow.

Improve Your Tree’s Structural Integrity

How is Cabling and Bracing Used?

Cables and braces are structural supports intended to prevent weak branches and trunks from falling. Cables are made of durable steel and are attached to bolts that are installed in the upper crown of a tree. They are intended to limit the movement of the supported branches, rendering them less likely to fail during storms. Braces are rods that are installed through unions of weak branches and multiple stems to provide more rigid support from twisting forces that can occur in violent weather.

It’s important to have cabling and bracing hardware inspected annually, as it can become subject to the very elements it protects your trees from. Additionally, the normal movement of branches or trunks can cause cables and braces to wear, reducing their load-carrying abilities. These inspections are particularly important if a cabling or bracing failure could result in property damage or personal injury.

Benefits of Cabling and Bracing

Storms, heavy winds, insects, and diseases are all forces that can cause a weak tree to collapse. When using TreeTech’s team of Certified Arborists, cabling and bracing are both excellent ways to ensure your tree’s strength, health, and beauty are not compromised.

Benefits of bracing include:

  • Limiting the movement of co-dominant stems or branches
  • Reinforcing and/or closing cracks in stems or branches
  • Restricting movement of rubbing branches

Benefits of cabling include:

  • Limiting the movement of co-dominant stems or branches
  • Limiting the movement of weakly attached branches
  • Providing supplemental support for overextended branches
  • Providing supplemental support for branches that may be exposed to extra loading

Serving the Dallas Metroplex