Now that the fall is visiting us once again in Spokane, Washington we’re presented with the perfect opportunity to assess the health and stability of our trees. While there is no seasonally best period for deadwood removal, the fall season presents us with ideal conditions for this aspect of preventative tree care. With reduced foliage we’re able to easily see the structure of our branches and limb growth and plan effective pruning and deadwood removal.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to assess your tree this year then there is no better time than now.
What is Deadwood Removal?
Part of preventative tree care is deadwood removal. As we mentioned in a previous post, preventative tree care emphasizes proactively maintaining your trees to avoid future complications with their health, appearance, and structure. Deadwood removal is a critical part of this tree maintenance.
At its most basic, deadwood removal is the removal of dead branches and limbs from your trees.
Deadwood removal is different than pruning. While there are specific times of year that pruning is recommended deadwood removal is best removed as soon as it is noticed. Pruning is most often used to train young trees, to promote flowering and growth, and to make your trees aesthetically pleasing. Deadwood removal is most concerned with safety and the general health of your tree.
Deadwood presents a variety of hazards. Large branches and falling limbs, especially in areas where children, pets, and people congregate, can cause serious harm. Likewise, falling deadwood can damage your home and property.
Deadwood can also pose a threat to the health of your trees. Insect infestations and infection are common in decaying wood and can lead to the death of your tree. The last thing anyone desires is to have to schedule the time and procure the finances for an unexpected tree removal.
Deadwood will eventually fall out of a tree on its own, yet this is a lengthy process, and in the interim you run the risk of insect infestation or infection. Removing deadwood will minimize your risk of these outcomes.
Deadwood removal will improve the aesthetics of you trees as well. You’ll immediately notice the difference when large amounts of deadwood have been removed from your tree. This will help to improve the stability of tree by removing excess weight. Deadwood removal will also allow light to filter through more easily to the interior of your tree.
The Take Away
Fall is here again in Spokane, Washington and it is an ideal time to assess your tree for deadwood removal. Deadwood removal will help to protect your children, loved ones, and neighbors from the hazards of falling limbs and branches. Likewise, you’ll mitigate the possibility of falling limbs and branches damaging property.
Deadwood removal helps to improve the health of your tree by removing dead and rotting branches that are susceptible to insect infestation and infection. You’ll improve the stability and aesthetics of your trees in the process.
When it comes time for you and your neighbors in Spokane, Washington to have deadwood removed from your trees we hope you’ll contact us. One of our ISA Certified Arborists will personally walk your property with you and make the proper assessment and recommendations for your trees. We’ll give you a no-cost, no-obligation quote as well. Contact us today to receive a quote in writing with a 100% performance guarantee.