Professional dead wood pruning in Hitchin

Can you tell the difference between living and dead wood?


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Dead Wooding is where branches or limbs die off within a tree and can either break off or become vulnerable and dangerous. Removing the deadwood reduces the weight of the tree and reduces the risk of limbs falling or breaking off in high winds.

If dead limbs are left unattended, it will attract pests and diseases which will affect the overall health of the tree as rot can set in and spread to healthy areas. This can eventually lead to fungus issues and further damage, rendering the tree beyond help.

Dead Wood Pruning is mainly used for safety and the continued health of a tree, though there are other benefits, depending on where the tree is situated, it may cause a potential threat to pedestrians, traffic, or children playing below, which is why it’s so important to catch the deadwood early and get it removed professionally and safely. Removing dead wood in a tree not only improves the aesthetic appearance but in turn, increases the amount of light that can pass through and makes the tree more susceptible to high winds.

Dead Wood Benefits Include

– Provides safety to areas removing the dead branches and limbs before they fall and potentially hurt someone
– When the branches are dead, dead wood pruning removes this stress of the extra weight, giving the tree improved balance
– When dead branches are removed from a tree, it makes the tree look much healthier and make it more aesthetically pleasing to look at

We have carried out work for a host of commercial and domestic clients, we can help you with all the aspects of tree surgery. Please feel free to get in touch for a no-obligation quotation.

Why choose Waterman Tree Co.?


Health and safety is our top priority

Each job is planned as one would expect and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival of each site every day.

Fully qualified staff

All of our staff are fully qualified and have many years of experience. We hold CS30/31 CS38/39 Emergency first aid training &
LANTRA Tree inspection qualification.


Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook

Insurance for peace of mind

Waterman Tree Co. are fully insured and with up to £5 million worth of public liability insurance.

Environmentally responsible

We recycle 100% of all our waste, which is then taken to power stations to generate carbon-neutral electricity.