Dead wooding or thinning is the removal of dead, dying, diseased, crowded, weakly attached and low-vigour branches from the crown of the tree.
Deadwood is harmful to a tree’s health and growth. It is a breeding ground for insects, fungus and disease. If allowed to manifest, deadwood can cause serious health issues to your trees – along with the obvious concerns of dead limbs. Weak or dead limbs can fall without warning resulting in injury and/or property damage.