Cabling & Bracing

tree cabling and bracing

Cabling and Bracing Trees

Cabling and bracing are the two most common forms of structural support for trees.  Supplemental support provided by cabling and bracing can reduce the risk of damaged or hazardous trees from falling and damaging property or other surrounding trees and structures.

Cabling and bracing is intended to limit the movement of leader or individual branches to reduce potential risk of falling, by installing steel cables and bracing rods between major limbs to reduce the stress on the tree.

Before investing in cabling and bracing a tree, ask yourself, are you trying to preserve a tree that might be at the end of its life cycle? Is there enough solid, healthy wood, to anchor the cables and rods? Am I prepared to have my tree inspected annually by a certified arborist, and most likely replace the cabling every 5 to 10 years?

Think about these important questions, then call Arbortek, your San Jose leading tree care service provider, to assist you with making the wise decision on which, if any, trees on your property need cabling and bracing.

We serve the following areas with Tree Cabling and Tree Bracing Services:


  • San Jose
  • Santa Clara
  • Cupertino
  • Sunnyvale
  • Mountain View
  • Campbell
  • Palo Alto
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Loyola
  • Willow Glen
  • Milpitas
  • Los Gatos

Cabling and bracing should always be taken care of by certified arborists, and materials and techniques must comply with arborist industry standards. Call Arbortek Trees at 408-288-2942 to determine if cabling and bracing is the right option for you.