The process of deadwood removal involves removing dead branches to give your tree a greater chance at a healthy life.
Even when exposed to light winds, dead branches can break off and fall, creating a potential hazard for you, your family and your home. The excess deadwood can work as a wind trap, preventing wind from flowing through the branches; this can cause damage to the healthy parts of the tree and may lead to the destruction of the tree during a storm. Having excessive deadwood also creates a fire hazard as it’s very flammable.
When a dead branch breaks off, it can expose your tree’s heartwood and create an easy path for insects to enter and set up camp. Fungus overgrowth and other forms of decay are also common and can ultimately lead to trunk rot. The overall ecosystem of your tree can be greatly improved with deadwood removal.