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Dead Wooding

Deadwooding is a term that refers to the process of eliminating diseased or dead branches from a tree by the use of selective pruning. 

Because the presence of dead wood can put people and property at risk and have a considerable influence on the health of the tree as a whole, it is essential to conduct this task on a constant basis. As a direct result of this, carrying out these procedures is an unquestionably necessary precondition.

Because of the inherent dangers involved, dead wooding is a task that should never, under any circumstances, be performed by anybody other than an arborist (tree surgeon) who has received proper dead wooding training. 

The first thing that the tree surgeon is going to do is look over the tree to see if there are any branches that are either already dead or on their way out of this world. This will be done so that we can identify which branches need to be pruned away immediately.

The arborist is therefore in a position to determine which branches of the tree require trimming as a direct result of his initial tree survey. After that, they will make use of specialised equipment to climb and prune the tree’s branches in order to get it ready for the subsequent steps in the process. 

Dead wooding may get the tree ready to be cut down. The procedure of dead wooding the tree by way of pruning the tree not only serves the purpose of fostering the growth of new branches, but it also has the ability to improve the tree’s overall aesthetic appeal. 

The removal of dead branches (deadwooding) from trees is an additional strategy that can be utilised to assist in the process of increasing the value of a property. This can be accomplished by pruning the trees. This is only one of the many choices that are open to you. In order to accomplish this goal, the branches might be removed at the point when they become distinct from the primary stem of the plant.

You can use a variety of tools to achieve dead wooding. It depends on how dead the wood is. You may find a chainsaw is quickest, but not always the best for the job. Some branches you may need to use either a hand saw or simply just snap it off with your hand.

Always make sure you have all the safety equipment required for the job and use it! Make sure you are secured by suitable ropes and pulleys and always test the strength of any branches, especially if you plan to walk on them or use them to support your weight.

When taking into consideration the passage of time and the changing of the seasons, the process of dead wooding should preferably take place in the late winter or early spring, prior to the beginning of the season’s new growth. This is so that the operation does not disrupt the natural cycle of the tree. This is due to the fact that at these times, the tree experiences the least amount of new growth than at any other moment. It is necessary to take these precautions in order to ensure that the procedure does not disrupt the natural cycle that the tree is now undergoing. This suggests that the arborist will be able to conduct a comprehensive evaluation and prune any branches that are dead or dying in a manner that is safe for everyone who is involved.

You may get to a point where you are down to the tree stump. At this stage you may require “stump grinding” to fully remove the tree and its root so as to stop future growing (suckering).

It can be especially important to carry out dead wooding when your trees overhang your property and have the potential to damage the public and other private property and vehicles. The last thing you want is to kill or harm someone!

So remember, Dead wooding your trees is a very important task and should never be left or forgotten for too long.

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