Cabling and Bracing

What does that mean?

When would you use such a technique?
Tightening eye bolt with a cable attached
Tightening the eye bolt with a cable attached
How should it be done? Where can I get more information?

Oswald, Michael.  2000.  "Cabling and Bracing."  Arbor Age, October.  On the web (click here).  Lilly, Sharon.  1999.  "American vs. European cabling and bracing systems."  City Trees (35:3).  Also on the web (click here).  The ANSI A300 (Part 3) standards can be obtained from the International Society of Arboriculture or from American Forests.  For other information, advice and help on this topic, call offices of your State Urban Forestry Coordinator or University Extension service, or visit urban forestry web sites.