Cabling and Brace Rod Installation, and Lightning Protection
In the forest it is reasonable to expect that trees will fall apart over time or meet their demise by a lightning strike. This however is not acceptable or desired for trees growing in the urban environment. Fortunately there are solutions that allow us to hold onto our prized trees for longer than might be expected otherwise. Cables, guying systems, and brace rods can help support weakened limbs, trees, and/or branch unions.
Lightning protection can channel the flow of electricity down and away from the tree in the event of a direct strike and thereby minimize damage to the tree.