Advantages of Deadwooding a Tree

Deadwooding is an important tree surgery practice that results in safer and healthier trees. If you’ve noticed any dying branches on your trees, you might want to invest in this service.

But what exactly is deadwooding? And how could it benefit you? We answer all of these questions and more in this month’s article.

What is deadwooding?

Deadwooding is a term to describe the removal of dead branches from a tree. It is a form of pruning and is a common practice of reputable tree surgeons.

A tree branch might die because of pests, disease or a deficiency of light. But no matter the cause, once a branch decays it cannot regrow and will eventually fall off the tree.

There are many advantages to carrying out deadwooding on your tree. Here are some of the most common.

Safety

Safety is by far the biggest advantage and the main driver of deadwooding. When branches die, they become a hazard to pedestrians or traffic below. The branches can fall at any time and cause serious damage to people or property. Deadwooding is especially important for trees that overhang footpaths or other public spaces.

Keeps the tree healthy

Removing dead branches will increase the amount of airflow and light that passes through the canopy of the tree. It also reduces the risk of infection passing from the rotting branches to the trunk or crown.

Improves stability

Dead branches add unnecessary weight to the tree. Deadwooding removes this additional stress, which in turn reduces wind resistance and can improve the overall balance of the tree.

Aesthetically pleasing

Rotten branches can dramatically impair the healthy look of the tree. Pruning the dead branches will give the tree a healthier appearance. If the dead branches are all concentrated to one area or one side of the tree, additional pruning can be implemented to give the tree a more balanced appearance and improve its overall look.

Deters unwanted pests and diseases

Decaying branches can attract unwanted pests and diseases, which in turn can jeopardise some of the healthier parts of the tree. Removing these branches reduces the risk of infestations in your tree.

 

Artemis Tree Services is an award-winning tree surgery throughout North London, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. We offer deadwooding among our comprehensive range of services. Our team works effectively and efficiently to ensure that your trees are safe and healthy. All our arborists are fully trained and experienced, and we have full public liability insurance for your peace of mind. We’re even approved contractors for local authority and private works.

So whether you need deadwooding for domestic trees or commercial trees, the team at Artemis is here to help. Contact us today to arrange a free site survey.

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