Cabling and Bracing

Cables and brace rods are supplemental structural supports intended to reduce the risk of failure of weak branches and/or multiple stems

Cables generally consist of extra high strength steel and are attached to bolts installed in the upper crown of a tree. They are intended to limit the movement of the supported branches so as to reduce the likelihood of structural failure in extreme weather.

Braces are threaded rods that are installed through unions of weak branches and multiple stems to provide rigidity from torsional (twisting) forces that can occur in extreme weather. Hortus may install supplemental structural support systems following a thorough tree inspection by our qualified arborists.