In short, dead wooding is a tree surgery term which describes the removal of dead tree limbs and branches. There are many reasons why these limbs can die including root damage, a deficiency of light and various diseases. Due to these threats, dead wooding is carried out as a safety precaution because these dead branches will inevitably decay and have dangerous consequences when they fall. Here is the lowdown on dead wooding and our top 3 advantages…

The process of dead wooding is crucial for trees which are overhanging in areas where they can pose a danger. These areas include roads, houses, public areas and gardens. In addition to this, it is known to be a considerably slow process to carry out, however it can be shortened by heavy windows or extreme temperatures.

There are many reasons why dead wooding is carried out- however the most common reason is to do with safety concerns. When the limbs on a tree die, they will eventually fall due to a weakness and inability to support themselves. If they are located in areas which overhang, there is the possibility that they will fall on people or traffic.

Advantages of Dead Wooding:

  • Provides safety to areas under threat by removing the dread branches and limbs before they fall and injure someone.
  • When the branches are dead, they are an unnecessary weight for the tree to bare. Dead wooding removes this stress, thus reducing wind resistance and giving the tree improved balance.
  • When dead branches are removed from a tree, it makes the tree look much healthier and make it more aesthetically pleasing to look at.

Here at Ashley Tree Services, we offer expert dead wooding as part of our tree surgery services. If you’ve got any tree related enquires, get in contact with the best tree surgeon Cheshire has to offer today!