Trees have an ability to shed off parts of themselves. The parts they shed off fall into two categories:
The fact is that a dead branch is a great place for decay to develop and spread. If a dead branch is left on your tree, harmful bacteria practically has a direct path right into the rest of your tree. Every branch is anchored deep into the trunk that it sprouted from via a branch core. As bacteria lives in a dead branch it gains strength in numbers and will be able to penetrate your trees defensive walls more easily. In addition, a dead branch’s core cannot defend against decay as well as the bark can. Therefore, a dead branch provides a path of less resistance for bacteria right into the sapwood of your tree.
In the wild, dead branches are naturally removed from trees by snow, ice, and animals. But much of the outside help a tree receives in the wild is less abundant in an urban setting. That’s why trees in an urban forest require regular deadwood removal by either professional Arborists or the people who own them. Tree experts call this Crown Rejuvenation or Deadwood Removal.
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