Tree Cabling & Bracing

Is the heritage tree on your property struggling to support its own weight? Are you worried about a storm bringing down the ornamental tree that’s dear to your heart? Whenever your trees are losing their structural integrity, Big Dave's Tree Service has the solution. We provide proactive and preventative tree cabling and bracing to put your worries to rest.

We’ll help your trees can stand tall and proud through the test of time and inclement weather. Contact us at (586) 727-4469 and make an appointment.

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Cabling and Bracing Techniques to Help Your Trees Stand Tall

Over the years, we’ve worked with many different types of trees. We research and learn what works for the foliage and its unique structure to hone our cabling and bracing techniques. The most common support system we utilize entails precisely installing threaded steel rod braces to help the tree stand straight and bear the weight of its branches. Alternatively, another method we’ve employed involves securing flexible high-strength cables to minimize stress damage.

Our constant commitment to quality and durability makes our methods stand out. When it comes to ensuring the health of your trees, there’s no substitute for knowledge and experience. With decades of practice, we’ve developed the accurate means to support your trees.

Our optimal cabling and bracing systems will help you reduce the risk of limb failure, mitigate structural damage to a v-crotch tree trunk, and protect your beloved ones and your surroundings from potential falling trees.

Stump and Tree Removal in Detroit, Oak Park and Southfield

The growth of some trees is such that their physical structure can no longer support their own weight. Big Dave's Tree Service saves trees with our technically advanced cabling and bracing systems that support individual limbs and branches to preserve the entire tree and minimize hazards to your property.

Reasons for Cabling and Bracing a Tree

  • Reduce the hazards that a damaged tree can pose to your property and occupants
  • Save an otherwise healthy tree that is structurally weak
  • Prolong the life of a damaged tree
  • Repair split or decayed limbs

When You Need to Call Tree Cabling Experts

Trees always add beauty to your property, but they can become a bother if their growth path and weight distribution go askew. It’s essential to keep an eye on your tree system and provide preventative care when you have cause for concern.

Some of the common problems that our clients call us for include:


If you notice a split in your tree limbs or branches, it may signify that your tree needs external support to preserve its structure. Such splitting might occur at spots where branches diverge from the trunk or within the trunk itself. Sun scalding can also induce weakening and consequent splitting of your tree’s branches or limbs.

Heavy or Overextended Limbs

Some fruit or nut-bearing trees can produce overloaded branches. This additional weight can weaken those individual branches and limbs and increase the burden that the trunk must support. In the winter, snow and ice can also weigh down your tree limbs, elevating the chances of breakage.

V-Crotch Systems

If your tree has two sections growing from the main trunk, you may have a v-crotch system to deal with. If such a trunk system is left unchecked, it could quickly become a hazard. V-crotch systems often aren’t strong enough to support the tree's weight since they don’t have the robust connective tissue to produce stable and secure limbs.

It is crucial to recognize your tree’s weak points as they grow to proactively resolve any structural issues before the tree becomes a safety risk. Call us at (586) 727-4469 to discuss your tree problems with our expert arborists.

Advanced Cabling and Bracing Methods

Big Dave's Tree Service applies dynamic, static or brace cabling depending on the precise condition of the trees on your property in Detroit. The most typical support method includes the installation of threaded steel rod braces, or a flexible high strength cable to reduce stress damage caused by heavy foliage, ice, snow, or high winds.

Inspections and After-care Service

With annual inspections and our professionally installed support systems, your trees will flourish. Safe and effective, Big Dave's Tree Service cabling and bracing systems adjust to the natural growth of your trees and enable a longer life span.

What to Expect From a Visit by Our Qualified Arborist

Tree evaluation services include:

  • Customized cabling and bracing design
  • Structural assessment of your tree
  • Pruning of the weakest branches
  • Removal of dead or dying limbs

Free Consultation From a Licensed Tree Expert in Detroit

The licensed tree experts at Big Dave's Tree Service offer certified inspection and assessment services to identify and prevent potential hazards from trees. To inquire about a free consultation and to learn more about our complete line of tree care services in Detroit, give us a call at (586) 727-4469.

Contact Big Dave's Tree Service for All Your Tree Service Needs

Make sure your trees aren’t becoming full-fledged liabilities that may pose a threat to you, your family, or your property. Contact Big Dave's Tree Service and entrust our professional arborists with your tree problems.

Reach us anytime at (586) 727-4469.

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