Professional Dead Wood Pruning Services

Serving Hertfordshire & Devon

Can you tell the difference between living and dead wood? Dead wood pruning helps reduce the dangers presented by broken or vulnerable branches. Get in touch for a free no-obligation quote.

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Local Dead Wood Pruning Service

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.

Tree Surgeon up a ladder removing dead branches from a tree

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 the stress of extra weight, giving the tree improved balance
  • When dead branches are removed from a tree, it makes the tree look much healthier and makes it more aesthetically pleasing to look at

HERTFORDSHIRE

01462 262420

Hertfordshire Dead Wood Pruning

We’re based in Hitchin and have worked extensively throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and beyond. Our knowledge of tree health, structure, and the Hertfordshire landscape help us deliver a top-tier service throughout the region.

Based in Hitchin, Stevenage, Welwyn Garden City, or Hertford? Looking for dead wood pruning? Give us a call at our Hertfordshire office on 01462 262420.

DEVON

01626 299420

Devon Dead Wood Pruning

We’re also based in Totnes and our proud to provide our full range of professional tree services to homes and businesses across Devon. With it’s diverse tree landscape, you need arborists equipped with the right tools and knowledge.

Based in Plymouth, Exeter, or Torquay? Looking for any of our range of tree services? Give us a call at our Devon office on 01626 299420.

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Why Dead Wood Pruning matters

Dead wood pruning is a critical aspect of tree maintenance that ensures the safety and health of your trees and surrounding areas. Dead branches can pose significant risks, including the potential to fall and cause injury or damage during high winds or storms. By removing these hazardous limbs, you not only protect your property but also promote the overall health of the tree. Dead wood can harbor pests and diseases, which can spread to healthy parts of the tree, leading to further decay and potential loss of the entire tree. Regular dead wood pruning helps prevent these issues and maintains a safe and healthy environment.

How does professional Dead Wood Pruning work?

Professional dead wood pruning involves a systematic approach to identifying and safely removing dead or decaying branches from a tree. The process begins with a thorough inspection to differentiate between living and dead wood. Arborists then use specialised tools to carefully prune the dead branches without harming the healthy parts of the tree. The removal is done in a controlled manner to prevent damage to the tree and surrounding property. After pruning, professionals ensure the area is cleaned up, removing all debris and leaving your landscape looking tidy and safe.

Benefits of using professionals to maintain your trees

Engaging professionals for dead wood pruning offers numerous advantages. Safety is a primary benefit, as trained arborists can effectively remove hazardous branches, reducing the risk of injury or property damage. Professionals also have the expertise to perform pruning without harming the tree, ensuring that the healthy parts of the tree remain intact and can thrive. Additionally, removing dead wood improves the tree’s appearance, making it more aesthetically pleasing and increasing the amount of light that can filter through. Regular professional pruning also enhances the overall balance and structural integrity of the tree, contributing to its long-term health and stability.

Specialised Dead Wooding at your Service!

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

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We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

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Specialised Arborists & Horticulturists at your Service!

We’re passionate about each and every tree, including your trees and gardens. We want your outdoor areas
to include trees that are in the best health, pruned and shaped – so that you can enjoy them now and
in the years to come

Health and safety is our top priority

We take health and safety extremely seriously, as one would expect. Each job is planned, and all risks assessed; which is why we carry out an on-site risk assessment upon arrival at each site every day.

We Work With You

We work closely with our clients ensuring our tree services reflect your requirements. Our range of tree services will keep your outdoor surroundings looking great.

Free Estimates

All quotes are provided free of charge, so if you just want a small job or a number of trees worked on, please get in touch to find out how we can help you.

Z

Highly recommended - 5* review status

We’re highly recommended in Hitchin and across Hertfordshire, holding a 5-star review status on Google & Facebook You can also view other places that we are mentioned on the WEB.

 

Jobs Completed

Years Of Experience

Areas Covered

Why choose Waterman Tree Co.?

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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.

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Fully qualified staff

All of our staff are fully qualified and have many years’ experience. As an Arboriculture Approved Contractor, we are also CHAS & SAFE Accredited and our staff are CRB Checked and hold CSCS cards.

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Highly recommended - 5* review status

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

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Insurance for peace of mind

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

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Environmentally responsible

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How frequently should dead wood pruning be performed to maintain tree health and safety?

Dead wood pruning frequency depends on the tree species, age, and health, as well as environmental conditions. Generally, an annual inspection can help determine the need for pruning.

Can dead wood pruning be done on all types of trees, or are some species more susceptible to needing it?

Dead wood pruning can be beneficial for most tree species, though some may be more prone to dead branches due to their growth habits, species characteristics, or environmental stressors.

What are the signs that a tree requires dead wood pruning aside from visible dead branches?

Signs include peeling bark, lack of leaves on certain branches during the growing season, and branches that are brittle or easily snap.

Is there an optimal season or time of year for dead wood pruning to promote tree health?

While dead wood can be removed at any time, late winter or early spring, when trees are dormant and before the start of the growing season, is often ideal.

How does the removal of dead wood impact the overall growth and development of a tree?

Removing dead wood helps prevent disease and pests from spreading, improves the tree’s appearance and structural integrity, and allows for better growth and distribution of nutrients to healthy parts of the tree.

Do you work in both Hertfordshire and Devon?

Yes! We’ve been based in Hertfordshire for over 10 years and have recently opened a new branch in Devon headed up by our founder Ben!