Eliminating dead limbs from a deciduous tree, such as an oak tree, can help extend its lifespan and boost the safety of your house, garden, and family. Once you remove the limb before a severe storm, you can stop possible electricity loss to your neighborhood and electrical wire damages. If you want to remove dead limbs from your oak tree, follow the comprehensive steps below:
Prepare the area
To prevent injury and damage, the first thing you should do is to eliminate all loose debris, pets, outdoor furniture, and people from the area under the branch you want to remove. Look for safe leveled spots for you to place your step ladder. Carefully the surrounding and the dead limbs or any indicators that you have an unhealthy tree. If you can see any issue with your tree as a while, it is recommended to delay removal until you can hire a certified arborist to check the tree and to have it removed by the experts.
Find where the branches meet the tree
You need to employ an arborist to remove a dead limb, especially if it’s too large or way beyond 5 ft. You can also do it yourself if you can reach the dead limb with the help of a step ladder. Make sure that your pruning saw is freshly sharpened. Search the limb collar that’s made of trunk tissue. Then, leave this unharmed and then trim the branch over it.
Make the limb lighter before removing it
Remove the limb off in parts to make sure that its weight won’t rip the trunk’s supporting branch or bark. The first trim goes up from lower than the branch, approximately 18 inches from the branch collar.
Make sure to clean up the area after
Once the dead limb contained infestation or disease, it is important to clean the saw blade you utilized with 3% hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, or household bleach before reusing it. Sweep all the loose foliage, twigs, and sawdust that you removed as you eliminate the limb. Dispose of all the dead limb parts and put them in a trash bag.
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