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Cabling & Bracing


Our Certified Arborists are experts at evaluating a trees structure and identifying areas of risk and developing a plan to resolve those risks that may include cabling and bracing.

Cables and brace rods are supplemental structural supports intended to reduce the risk of failure of weak branches and multiple stems. Cables generally consist of extra high strength steel and are attached to eye bolts installed in the upper crown of a tree. They are intended to limit the movement of the supported branches so they are less likely to fail during storms. Braces are thread rods that are installed through unions of weak branches and multiple stems to provide more rigid support from twisting forces that can occur during extreme weather.

Supplemental structural support systems should only be installed based on a thorough inspection and evaluation of tree structure by our Certified Arborists. Materials and techniques must comply with published industry standards (ANSI  A-300 Standards). If trees have lightning protection systems, the conductor must be attached to any support cables in the crown. Homeowners with supplemental structural support systems should contact Diamond State Tree Experts to inspect the system each year to check for functionality.

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