When people first started to apply cables and braces to trees debates waged on whether or not this was a safe process for a tree to go through. Especially when talking about braces. From our experience what we would say is, these are good options as long as they are done the right way. That is not something that should be taken lightly. If you are going to add support or apply pressure on a tree to force to grow a certain way you better make sure you know what you are doing!