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What is Cabling and Bracing?

cablingCabling and bracing are the two most common forms of structural support for trees.

This involves installing flexible cables or rigid rods to reduce the chances of failure of defective unions.

  1. Cables are installed high in the tree, at least 2/3 the distance from the defect to the crown
  2. Rods are installed much lower, just above and/or below the defect
  3. Cables are always stronger than rods because of their greater leverage
  4. Cables can be used alone, but bracing is always supplemented with cables

When would you use such a technique?

There are three major uses of cabling and bracing:

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