Deadwooding Tree Services Leeds | West Yorkshire Tree Services


Deadwooding is the removal of all dead and damaged branches out of the crown of a tree. This is carried out for safety reasons and also to enhance the overall appearance of the tree making it neat and tidy.

There are many reasons why branches can die off, here are just a few:

  • Light deficiency
  • Pests
  • Disease damage to roots

Deadwooding should be carried out for safety as dead branches will eventually decay and fall off. This process is normally slow, but can be shortened by high winds and extremities in temperature. This is particularly crucial for trees overhanging roads, houses, public areas and gardens as it could cause a potential threat to pedestrians, traffic or children playing below. A climbing inspection of the tree needs to take place to remove any major deadwood causing threat.

Notice that when mentioning the dead material to be removed ‘major deadwood’ was stated. This reasoning is because there are plenty of dead branches which are too small to be a concern; therefore it would not be necessary to remove them. It is the decision of the climber to choose the diameter of dead wood according to the timber characteristics that should be removed from the canopy for each individual tree.

The advantages to deadwooding:

  • Safety – remove those branches before they fall on your property, or passing pedestrian and vehicles.
  • Remove unwanted weight, reducing the wind resistance of the tree and helping overall balance.
  • Aesthetic reasons – a tree with the deadwood removed looks more aesthetically pleasing.

Our fully qualified team will undertake this task to ensure you have a healthy and safe tree. They will of course complete the work and remove all waste to leave your garden ready to enjoy.