Giroud Tree and Lawn Explains the Top Two Reasons Why Tree Cabling is Essential to Prevent Trees with Structural Issues from Splitting Apart or Losing Major Limbs

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Giroud Tree and Lawn just released an article on the importance of cabling trees. According to the company, tree cabling helps prevent trees with structural weaknesses from splitting apart or losing limbs, which can cause massive personal injury, or damage the homeowner's car, house or other valuable property.

A Giroud Tree and Lawn worker drills a hole for a tree cable.

Installing a tree cable starts with drilling anchor holes in precise locations in order to best stabilize your tree.

Cabling is an effective way to secure your trees from possible disaster due to natural abnormalities.

Giroud Tree and Lawn has just released an article entitled "Should You Cable Your Tree?" on the importance of homeowners and commercial property managers utilizing a professional tree service to keep trees safe. According to the company, tree cabling is used to help reinforce weaker or structurally unsound limbs or trunks.

According to Lou Giroud, ISA Certified Arborist and President of Giroud Tree and Lawn, "trees that have codominant leaders or have weakly attached limbs are the best candidates to tree cabling."

Of the many occasions cabling may be required, Giroud recommends this service primarily under two conditions:

1. Codominant Leaders - When trees grow without any helpful intervention, they may form two or multiple main leaders, creating a natural split. The weight of the leaders increase over time, which can lead to the possibility of at least one of the leaders splitting apart from the tree.

2. Trees with weakly attached or overextended limbs - "These limbs are unusually long for the tree species or grow horizontally or downward, with most of the
foliage concentrated toward the end of the branch," according to the University of Tennessee Extension. Highest risk for breakage is where the branch joins the stem. Failure also occurs when the branch under heavy stress from wind, snow or ice.

For more information on tree cabling or Giroud Tree and Lawn's tree cabling service contact Giroud at 215-682-7704 or visit

About Giroud Tree and Lawn

Giroud Tree and Lawn specializes in tree service, tree removal and lawn care programs that make customers love doing business with the company since 1974. Serving Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties, the company offers professional tree and lawn evaluation, tree pruning, tree removal, insect and disease control, fertilizing, stump removal and traditional and 100% organic lawn programs to keep lawns healthy and green. Giroud Arborists are certified by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and have the knowledge and experience required to properly diagnose, treat and maintain trees and lawn health. The company is Accredited by the Better Business Bureau and has been awarded the Angie's List Super Service Award® every year since 2005. The “Giroud Treework for Charity” program donates free tree care services to parks, historical sites and other non-profit organizations located in the Company’s service area. For more information, visit the company website at or call 215-682-7704.

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