Cable bracing and rod
bracing can be carried out in certain circumstances when removal
of the damaged branch or part would reduce the aesthetic value
of the tree.
Pruning work is usually carried out to alleviate weight in
branches then bracing can be installed.
Cables are placed to provide support to weak limbs. Rods
can be inserted in weak fork unions usually in conjunction
with cables higher in the crown.
Various different materials are employed to carry out bracing
work and when the situation allows non-invasive methods are
All trees require a thorough risk assessment before any bracing
work is carried out as bracing is no substitute when the safety
of the tree is in question.