This process is a safety measure adopted to ensure unnecessary injury or damage to both the public and property.
By removing dead branches back to the stem we prevent the risk of these branches breaking off unexpectedly.
Branches can die for a number of reasons ranging from pests and disease to light deficiency however it is important to identify these branches before they become a hazard and the team at Letham Tree Services will provide you with this knowledge if you are unsure.
This service should be seriously considered if the tree is located in an urban environment where dead branches could injure or impede a pedestrian or if the tree is near a road as a dead branch could cause an accident.
In addition to these points removing deadwood encourages stronger and healthier growth to the remaining branch systems.