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Dr. Brian Kane examines how cabling affects trees

Cabling is commonplace in arboriculture, but very few scientific studies have examined how the practice affects trees. While installing a cable should reduce the likelihood of failure of a tree’s weakly attached branches, Dr. Brian Kane (University of Massachusetts Amherst) wanted to know if it would also increase the likelihood of failure of the whole tree or other parts of the tree. Good news – he found that cabling did not change the pattern of diameter growth of the co-dominant stems, and it did not seriously increase the likelihood of tree failure. Read more about this important project, partially funded by a TREE Fund Hyland Johns Grant, on the TREE Fund website (http://www.treefund.org/archives/312).

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