Branch Cuts and Wound Paint
We approach your project by evaluating the entire tree structure not just a few low hanging, dead branches. We make cuts without damaging the tree’s collar, a reinforced area where the branch meets the trunk. Heavy branches are cut three times to avoid tearing the bark as the branch separates. We also angle the cuts above the branch bark ridge.
These techniques allow the tree to heal quickly from the cut. We do not use tar or wound paint as these applications do more harm than good. Painting over the fresh wound creates a moisture barrier. The sealed pocket breeds disease which allow pathogens to enter the tree. Exposure to fresh air is best for a quick recovery.
We have all the necessary equipment to handle trees of all sizes. If there are large branches, we may use our bucket truck or crane.
Consider Brandywine Tree and Shrub for help with your project. Give us a call at (302) 475-7594 to schedule an evaluation and receive a no pressure estimate on your job the day we visit. We will treat your property with the greatest respect.