Surgery, Cabling and Bracing

Surgery performed on wounds, decay infected cavities and tissue helps trees compartmentalize damage and accelerates callousing… commonly referred to as “healing.” 

Cabling and bracing, performed properly, can compensate for structural defects in tree conformation… such as trees with multiple trunks and acute angles of attachment. 

For years, there was a trend to cable almost any questionable trunk or major limb. Research found that much of this cabling activity was unnecessary and actually caused a tree to ”weaken” and rely on the cable, rather than its own natural growth to build protective reaction wood and strengthen itself. It takes a skilled arborist to identify whether a tree should be left alone, be cabled or braced… or, as a last resort, be removed.