cabling is a method of giving extra support to the limbs
whose junctions are weak. Cables help reduce the
potential for failure and extend the life of the tree by
limiting the movement of the limbs.
are used to brace the limbs together and strengthen weak
crotches. They are placed two-thirds of the way up
between the weak crotch and the branch tips (fig
1). The cable should be installed perpendicular to
an imaginary line drawn through the weak crotch (fig 2).
there are a few methods used to attach cables, we
generally use the throughbolt (fig 3). We
drill through the limb, an eye bolt or threaded
rod is inserted, and the cable is attached.
Note: before cables are installed, trees
should be properly pruned to remove hazardous
limbs and reduce the weight of those being cabled.