Static bracing to reduce the risk of failures from this mature Robinia with @exe_arb
The tree has lots of poorly formed branch unions. One low branch has recently fallen onto the lawn. Another branch is cracking at the union and starting to fail towards a building.
Branch failures aren’t always a bad thing for a tree. If a tree is given enough space to age naturally, low branches can partially fail, layer and continued to grow. This process is a strategy trees have to restructure their forms as the age and helps to extends their lives.
Without space to undergo natural processes, trees at this stage of their life might need management. Rather than reducing the tree to improve stability, cable bracing can be a great option to keep the tree upright.
This is a three way brace between the three main stem with a second brace to support the cracked branch