On Removing Deadwood: Part 2

This is the conclusion of a two-part article that takes a close look at the commonly held notion that removing deadwood from trees improves their health. Part 1, “On Removing Deadwood,” ran in the February issue of TCI (tcimag.tcia.org/magazine-archive). In Part 1 of this article, we proposed that removing deadwood from a tree isn’t necessarily […]

On Removing Deadwood, Part 1

Last December, we pruned some hazardous deadwood from a large northern red oak that had been hanging over a client’s garage. She was primarily concerned with not having another hole in the roof of the garage from falling deadwood. The customer had told us a tree service condemned the tree. The salesperson took one glance […]

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