5 Common Causes of Dead Wood in Trees

Have you noticed that some of your tree's branches have died? Then don't panic just yet. Deadwood in a tree's canopy doesn't always signify that a tree is in decline. Branches and twigs die for various reasons, and not all of them are negative. 1. Inability to take in sufficient food Trees have the ability to self-prune. This pruning occurs with inner branches that no longer take in enough food to feed themselves.