Deadwooding is just another form of pruning. Removing the deadwood from a tree with the proper cuts will insure a fairly quick callus and heal of the wound. Any large sections of deadwood should be removed ASAP because large dead branches come down at any time, not just when it's windy. Another name we have for large dead branches at Minnechaug is "widow maker". So look for those large ugly looking branches hanging over your playscape or walkways and give us a call so you can sleep a little better at night.