Check out UTA’s new video on Tree Stabilization. In the video we install a supportive cable high in the canopy of a Hackberry tree that has a weak branch union. The cable (actually a nylon rope) lessens the stress on the weak branch union and decreases the likelihood that it could fail, causing part of the tree to fall into the street. Preserving mature trees is very important to the Urban Tree Alliance, but we would never advise someone to leave a hazardous tree standing. Tree stabilization is one way of accomplishing both tree preservation and public safety!