It is common and natural during the lifecycle of a tree for some of its branches to die back. When this occurs the wood dries out and becomes more brittle, making it more susceptible to breaking or snapping in high winds.
Some of these branches and boughs can be large and heavy, creating a potential safety hazard for those who live or work on the premises.
Our knowledge and experience allows us to accurately assess a tree where dieback has occurred and identify the affected areas. The task of deadwooding then involves the removal from the tree of all branches that are dying, already dead, infected or broken.
If you have any concerns about trees on your property, you can call us on 01473 405427 for expert advice and a free, no obligation quote.
Common reasons for deadwooding
There are a number of benefits to be gained from deadwooding, and an important one to consider is the issue of safety. Deadwooding will improve the structural integrity of a tree and make it less vulnerable to damage from adverse weather conditions (i.e. falling branches). This is especially important where large branches overhang footpaths or public thoroughfares.
Removing dead or diseased branches from a tree will improve its overall appearance, and help restore it to its original splendour. This is a specialised task, however, and simply cutting off dead branches can adversely affect the shape of a tree. Our skilled operatives will know which branches to remove to maintain the natural balance and symmetry of your tree.
Professional deadwooding will make a significant difference to how much airflow and light passes through the canopy of a tree. This in turn will reduce the risk from pests and disease and have a positive effect on the overall health of the tree, as well as the areas around it.