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Support systems are installed to mitigate risk associated with certain defects, such as weakly attached and overextended branches. There are four main types of support system: cables, braces, guys, and props. The systems can be used alone or in combination to optimize support for trees while minimizing physiological stress. This article will focus on two support systems: cabling and bracing. It will describe the situations in which cabling and bracing systems may be appropriate; objectives and types of systems; hardware, tools, and techniques used to install them; and their limitations. 1 CEU (A, U, M, T, L, Bp, Bm)
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