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What Are Tree Cabling and Bracing Systems?

Tree cabling and bracing add structural support to trees that have become weakened over time. These techniques are best utilized when regular maintenance, such as pruning or trimming, are not viable options. Cabling and bracing are designed to strengthen structural integrity of a tree and guide future growth to prevent total tree failure, as well as damage to persons or property.

Cabling involves the use of high-strength steel cables that are bolted directly to the tree. These cables are meant to support the canopy of the tree by redistributing the weight of the branches for a studier tree overall. There are two types of cabling used by arborists: dynamic and static. Dynamic cabling allows more natural movement than static cabling does. For this reason, Local Arborist primarily chooses to employ dynamic cabling solutions. Static cabling, on the other hand, provides rigidity where movement would be detrimental. The static systems may be necessary for situations where the damage is extreme.

With bracing, rigid rods are bolted to the tree to reinforce weakened areas. Bracing rods are most often used in conjunction with cabling systems to provide the most comprehensive support for structurally compromised trees.

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Benefits of Cabling and Bracing

Maintaining beautiful, mature trees is undoubtedly an immeasurable asset to your Toronto property, whether residential or commercial. Trees improve the curb appeal, increase overall property value, and provide protective qualities. When the health and structural integrity of a tree becomes compromised, so too do all those assets. Cabling and bracing systems offer many benefits to weakened trees.

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When Should Cabling and Bracing Be Used?

Co-dominant Stems

Co-dominant Stems

Cabling and bracing can be used to hold weak codominant stems together and reduce the likelihood of failure because of this defect.

Bark Inclusion

Bark Inclusion

Bark Inclusion often results when branches (or stems) grow too close together. Bark grows around the area as an attempt to heal itself. Unfortunately, bark is not as strong as healthy wood and any pressure placed on the branches increases the risk of splitting. Cabling and bracing systems can be installed to strengthen the joints and prevent limb failure.



In days of old, concerning tree cavities were often filled with cement. Today, bracing is used to support the tree and restore structural stability.

Many Gnarled Limbs Of Old Oak Against The Sky

Overextended Limbs

As trees naturally grow, there are limbs that can become overextended. These branches are particularly susceptible to splitting and cracking. Cabling reduces the risk of limb failure.

An Evergreen Tree Is Falling Down In A Front Yard

Visibly Leaning Trunks & Partial Root Uplifting

bling and bracing systems can help stabilize a tree that is leaning or experience partial root uplifting near ground level.

How Much Does It Cost to Install Tree Cabling in Toronto?
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How Much Does It Cost to Install Tree Cabling and Bracing?

The cost of establishing an adequate cabling and bracing system depends on a variety of factors. The size of the tree, the complexity of the issue (i.e. major cracks, large cavities etc.), and the type of system required all impact the final price. You can generally expect to pay somewhere between $300 and $600 for the initial installation of quality structural support for your tree. It is important to keep in mind, though, that cabling and bracing systems require yearly maintenance. Additionally, it is recommended that cabling and bracing systems be inspected approximately every 7-10 years. For a more accurate estimate it is best to contact a qualified arborist to assess your specific situation. We offer free consultations for cabling and bracing services in Toronto.

If you have a tree that looks like it needs a little bit of help, contact Local Arborist today. Our dedicated team of professionals will provide a complimentary inspection of your tree and recommend the perfect solution.

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Important Questions to Ask Before Considering Cabling and Bracing

Is cabling and bracing the best option?

When a tree shows signs of damage, cabling and bracing may be an option to consider but it is not always going to be the perfect solution to your tree’s problems. Sometimes the severity of structural damage is too great, and removal may be the more practical option. There also needs to be a sufficient amount of sound wood for cables and braces to be anchored to. Local Arborist can perform an assessment on your tree and help you decide if investing in cabling and bracing is the most appropriate option for your situation.

What happens if cabling and bracing do not solve the problem at hand?

Cabling and bracing are not a guaranteed remedy for structurally compromised trees. While properly installed cabling and bracing systems are generally expected to extend the life of a tree by up to 15 years, there is still a possibility that failure may occur.

Is tree cabling and bracing a worthwhile investment?

Cabling and bracing are generally effective techniques to extend the life of a damaged or otherwise structurally compromised tree. While the investment can be great, the benefits of saving your tree may be greater.

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Local Arborist tree services is very good company. They did very professional job especially Marian and Jon.I am high recommend this company. Thank you so much!
Candice Hu
Marian and his crew were amazing to work with from start to finish.They were very proud, arrived on time, cleaned up beautifully, and charged a very reasonable amount for the work they did on the trees in our backyard.I would highly recommend this company to anyone considering having their trees trimmed or removed.
Victoria Wolf
Service was well done, safe and efficient rAlso very tidy afterwards. Loved that there was use of electric saws as well for a more quiet and environmentally friendly experience
annette Taffy
Fantastic service from my meeting with Marian to the professional job Joel and Eddie did. Beautiful clean up. I am so very pleased. Highly recommend
Gina B
Local Arborist's pricing was competitive and they showed-up at the appointed time. The crew (Joel and Eddie) were very polite and a pleasure to deal with. The agreed scope of work was completed in a timely, professional and extremely competent manner. Moreover, Joel and Eddie took great care to clean-up the site following completion of the job. I would not hesitate to work with Local Arborist again or to recommend this firm to anyone who has the need for such services.
Dennis Miller
Good communication and responsive to our emergency call having a large tree fall on the roof. They were very timely in their work and pricing was very reasonable. They were very precise in their work and cleaned up any after math of the removal. Highly recommend!! And would use their services again.
Claire InSync
Extremely happy with the service provided to grind a large stump. Very professional. Excellent communication and the best experience I encountered in this industry. Cleanup was also done even though I was willing to handle it myself in this case. Will use them for any future tree related work. Highly recommended.I will refer this business to others because like others I have been fooled by other company high ratings only to receive horrible service, added costs and more work for me. This one is authentic. I had bad experiences and poor follow through with too many other businesses.
Alan Nanut
Allways Service was professional, friendly and efficient. Extremely happy with their service.I got a few estimates from different companies and some of them just wanted to make a quick buck and remove an entire tree. Joel listened to our needs and budget and gave a fair estimate for what he could do to make our backyard safe.On the day of the job Joel and Shawn did an amazing job planning their work, trimming the trees and making our backyard a safe space for our daughter. I really admire what they do climbing so high up in the the trees and the skills required to do so. I highly recommend them and would use them again.They are the home tree service you didn’t know you needed until you’re dodging falling branches.
Leila Lirazan
We had two large stumps from a double oak that we needed to have cut further and ground down. The owner (Marian) explained the process clearly and gave a detailed quote, and a week later his stump grinder, Yora, did the job quickly and efficiently, despite running into some unexpected problems. Surprisingly, there was a large chuck of metal bar between the two stumps which dulled his chainsaw blade, in addition to a number of rocks, but these didn't stop Yora, and now we have clear ground and a pile of sawdust where the stumps were. He also spread some of he sawdust under our spruce trees. I would highly recommend this company.
Robert Scavone
I think Toronto's the best tree services company after I compare six companies. Super high service quality, take care of customers' feelings, with protection pad as far as possible to protect the lawn, after the completion of the cleaning, is very clean. The team was very professional, efficient and dedicated. Awesome team.If I have tree services in the future, I will not hesitate to invite their team.I highly recommend this company.

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Why Local Arborist?

Local Arborist is your team of tree care experts, proudly serving Toronto and the GTA. We specialize in tree care, tree maintenance, and tree removal services for commercial and residential properties. With safety at the forefront of all we do, you can trust Local Arborist to deliver professional and high-quality workmanship.

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