trees cables braces

trees cables bracesJohnson City TN

Cables and bracing can strengthen the structure of your tree, protect its value and help to prevent damage to your tree, your property or a member of your family during extreme weather. Both cables and bracing provide additional support to the structural integrity of the tree and reduce the risk of failure of weak branches and multiple trunks.


Usually made of high strength steel, cables are attached to bolts that are installed in the upper crown of a tree. These cables limit the movement of the supported branches, which makes them much less likely to fall during extreme weather such as thunderstorms, high winds or heavy snow.


Also known as brace rods, these braces are installed through unions of weak branches and multiple stems. These brace rods provide more rigid support from the twisting forces that can occur during violent weather such as thunderstorms and high winds.

Don’t try this at home!

Only a certified arborist should install supplemental tree support systems such as cables and brace rods, following a thorough inspection and evaluation of the tree structure. Not only is the installation of these cables and brace rods potentially dangerous, but also the materials and techniques used must comply with published industry standards.

Promier Tree also can inspect any cables and brace rods. Any supplemental structural support systems should be inspected on a yearly basis to ensure it remains viable. This is because the cables and braces undergo normal wear and tear over time. These inspections are vital, as the failure of a cable or brace rod can result in property damage or personal injury.

If you want to learn more about our cables and bracing services, contact the Promier Tree office at (423) 765-2626 and schedule a consultation by one of our expert arborists.

Promier Tree serves the areas of Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport, TN.