Strong and Supported: The Importance of Tree Cabling and Bracing

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Whether it’s a split tree trunk, a fragile young tree, or partially unearthed roots, trees sometimes need a helping hand to grow as they should. These types of conditions are common in nature, but when they’re happening on your property, you want to help the tree grow safely in your yard and prevent it from becoming a hazard.

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Here’s why tree cabling and bracing is so important:

  • Enduring growth – Tree cabling and bracing is usually done by using cables, rods, and other materials to support the tree and encourage it to grow correctly. The goal is to promote the tree’s enduring growth and maturation and support it along the way.
  • Safe growth – If a tree’s trunk splits or begins to grow at an angle, it’s important to use tree cabling and bracing to encourage the trunk to stay in one piece and grow straight up. If left alone, these trees are doomed to the effects of gravity, eventually weakening the tree, making them more prone to falling or being uprooted.
  • Protected growth – The elements can be harsh on young and old trees alike. With young trees, tree cabling and bracing is often used to help them withstand storm winds by staying anchored in the soil to allow their roots to develop. The same can be done for older trees with shallow roots. Cabling and bracing can also be used to support large limbs from succumbing to wind or the extra weight of snow accumulation.

Tree cabling and bracing should always be done with care. Like most human interventions, cabling and bracing can end up doing more harm than good if not done properly. If you have a tree on your property needing a helping hand, give our team at Hudson Tree Services a call. We’ll come out and assess the tree and make sure it grows strong and supported.