Guying is a word that conveys the impression that it is an ultra-special technique. Yet, it should be one of the normal options to have in mind when owning trees. You may have already implemented a simple form of bracing: a stake. You know, it's that stake that you plant and connect to the tree that needs it. This gives the roots time to develop sufficiently to support the plant on its own. On our side, we intervene when more complex situations arise. This is what is presented in the following.
In cities, trees usually receive more light than in forests, both in terms of quantity and hours. The explanation is simple: they simply have more space than their forest counterparts. The latter live rather tightly together, giving less chance for light to pass between them, through their branches and towards the base. Also, urban tree growth is often faster. However, these circumstances can lead to a loss of balance. Either because the top has grown too much in relation to the lower branches, or because the tree has leaned too much over time. In this case, bracing is used to provide the tree with support for its balance for as long as necessary. Pruning may also be necessary.