Cabling & Bracing

Cabling and bracing can be used to help trees that need additional support. Trees that have multiple trunks have a tendency to be structurally weak and are common candidates for cabling.

We are located in Orinda and service the East Bay, including Orinda, Moraga, Lafayette, Alamo, Danville, Walnut Creek, Concord, Pleasant Hill, Martinez, Piedmont, Montclair, Berkeley, Oakland, and more.


Tree cabling and bracing is an innovative technique that provides support and stability to trees that are healthy but experiencing issues with their growth pattern, or other environmental issues. Supportive hardware is strategically installed to reinforce a tree’s structure.

There are a number of scenarios where cabling and bracing are warranted:

  • Weak Crotch Structure: V-shaped branches are susceptible to splitting during a storm or heavy winds.
  • Heavy Limbs: Large, imbalanced and overextended limbs are prone to breaking
  • Multiple Trunks: Trees with multiple trunks that are too close together may need extra support to prevent splitting and breaking.


Tree cabling and bracing are specialized procedures that involve several key steps:

  • Assessment: We will start by evaluating the tree’s structural integrity, identifying areas of concern.
  • Installation: High-strength cables are installed between branches or stems using non-invasive hardware. Braces are used to reduce stress and discourage movement.
  • Proper Tension: The tension of the cables and braces is adjusted to ensure stability without restricting the tree’s natural movement.
  • Regular Inspection: Regular inspections by East Bay Tree Service ensure that the hardware remains effective, and the tree is continuing to respond well to the changes.

Tree cabling and bracing exemplify the harmonious blend of human ingenuity and nature’s resilience. The team at East Bay Tree Service can help.

Please call 925.377.8733 or contact us today