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Client Testimonials

"Howard Gaffin is an expert in his field. He is a top notch arborist and is also willing to listen to the land-owner's desires and is able to cooperate to achieve mutually satisfactory results."

N. Grigg
- Boxford, MA

Cable and Brace

Tree defects can lead to conditions where the chance tree branch failure is heightened. When pruning or removal of the defective part is not an option, cable and brace systems can be installed to abate the risks.

Oak Cable

Old cable system constricting the tree stemOld cable system constricting the tree stem. Newly installed cablesNewly installed cables. Bracing rodBracing rod.

This old oak tree had a large split down the trunk, held together by a cumbersome apparatus that was constricting the tree stem. We designed and installed a new system and pruned the tree in accordance with industry standards. For more on the story, read "Unchain My Heartwood" in the blog section.

Oak tree with new cabling system and pruned

Sugar Maple Cable

Cabling system on sugar maple installed over 10 years ago and going strongCabling system on sugar maple installed over 10 years ago and going strong.

This cabling system was installed in this large sugar maple over 10 years ago. A recent inspection showed it to be in good shape.