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Professional Dead Limb Removal

Removing dead limbs is similar to pruning, but the process is slightly different. While pruning trees can mean cutting off perfectly healthy limbs for a variety of reasons, the removal of dead limbs only involves cutting off branches that are dead or dying and pose a risk to your home, your vehicles, and any passersby.
With this in mind, dead limb removal is not as simple and straightforward as it sounds. If done wrong, for example, deadwood may become even more of a risk, and taking off entire limbs is not something that occurs in standard pruning. That’s why it takes a knowledgeable, experienced team to handle limb removals safely and reliably, a team like us.

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Why It’s Important to Remove Dead Limbs

Dead or dying limbs can be caused by three primary reasons:

  • Disease: Trees can get diseases just like humans. One difference is that these diseases are generally not curable without taking extreme measures. One of these measures includes identifying the diseased area and removing it completely. If we accurately diagnose the area of the disease, the dead and dying limbs can be removed, hopefully eliminating the opportunity for the disease to spread to other parts of the tree or nearby trees.
  • Pests: The presence of pests can mimic the presence of disease. Microscopic nematodes or regional insect threats can quickly kill certain trees. The remedy for a partially dead tree is the same whether it’s due to insects, other pests, or disease. Removing the diseased area completely is often the only way to save the tree.
  • Unexplained: Sometimes after they’re dormant in the winter, some branches cease to sprout new growth. This is a normal occurrence and happens while other parts of the tree are perfectly healthy. In this case, the dead limbs are removed to reduce the risk of these limbs flying off or falling in heavy winds because dead limbs don’t have the same strong connection to the rest of the tree that live limbs do.
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We Can Help

When you have dead limbs on any trees that are close to structures, cars, or anywhere that people congregate, it’s better to be safe and have them removed than to chance damage or injury. Unlike pruning, where branches are typically cut at the offshoots, dead limbs are taken completely off the tree where the limb starts. The area doesn’t usually regrow; rather, the spot grows protective bark, almost like a callous.
Clean Cuts Trees works with trees of all sizes in Kaysville, UT, Layton, UT, Weber County, UT, and Davis County, UT, and sometimes that means bulky limbs need to be removed. These potentially hazardous limbs usually need to be removed immediately. We can remove dead limbs of any size safely without causing any damage to your home, your business, vehicles, or people.

Trust the Experts

Clean Cuts Trees works with trees of all sizes in Kaysville, UT, Layton ,UT, Weber County, UT, and Davis County, UT, and sometimes that means very large limbs need to be removed. The potential hazard with these limbs is even more than with a dead tree because they are heavy; unlike a vertical trunk, limbs are horizontal and have gravity working directly against them. We can remove dead limbs of any size safely without causing any damage to your home, your business, vehicles, or people.

If You Have Trees, Then You Need Clean Cuts