Whether a tree has several dead branches, or just one, it is vital to trim them away as soon as possible. Dead branches are a safety hazard because they rot from the inside out. So you cannot see how damaged and weakened a dead branch is from just looking at it. Usually, a person is unaware of the severity of a dead branch until it’s too late and it falls from the tree. It can fall onto cars, power lines, homes, sheds, structures, and worse, people and pets. Have an experienced tree care technician inspect your trees to assess the degree of damage and risk, and make the proper adjustments.
If a tree’s branches are long or low-hanging, they can be obstructive and interfering. They can damage power lines, obstruct window views or traffic signs, block entrances and exits, clog gutters, impede walkways, and much more. When tree branches start to become an issue like this, it is time to have them trimmed up. Otherwise, they will continue to grow and eventually begin to cause property damage, or damage to itself.
In the winter, trees benefit greatly from pruning. Pruning trees in winter is better because they are dormant and less full of foliage, so manageability is better and wounds recover quickly, before new growth begins. Since less water is needed for trees to survive in the winter, cuts heal faster without a lack of water. And the result is fuller, more vibrant springtime blooms.