To add support for weakened branches or branches with a poor branch attachment, a supplemental support system may be an option to extend the trees beauty and life. By adding a flexible steel strand cable or brace in the tree, you can reduce the stress caused from winds, heavy foliage, rain, and severe weather.
Since branches and limbs that may benefit from cabling and bracing are not always obvious, it is best to contact a local certified arborist, like Simply Trees, to inspect your trees to identify areas that are susceptible to weakening and stress.
Materials and techniques must comply with published industry standards (American National Standards Institute 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 Simply Trees to inspect the system on a regular basis, sometimes annually. As tree cabling and bracing hardware is subject to weather elements and even human interference, it is best to have any trees fortified inspected on a regular basis. Make sure to ask your certified arborist of the best schedule for inspections.