With age comes the need for cabling or bracing, the two most common forms of structural support for trees.
They involve installing flexible cables or rigid rods to reduce the chances of failure of defective unions. Cables are installed high in the tree, at least 2/3 the distance from the defect to the crown. Rods are installed much lower, just above and/or below the defect cables are always stronger than rods because of their greater leverage cables can be used alone, but bracing is always supplemented with cables.
Fruit trees and older mature trees are most likely suitable candidates for bracing. Call us for more information or to discuss a particular tree problem you may have?