Last week the Arboretum team installed Boa bracing in this Zelkova sinica. The fork at the base of the tree had become unstable in recent high winds so the main stems were braced to prevent failure and potential loss of the tree.

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The weak union at the base of the tree

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Installing bracing using the MEWP

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Moving around the tree in the MEWP

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The finished bracing

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