Winter is a great time for a bit of tree maintenance. You can identify dead branches, useless branches and dead stubs. Let's take a look.
This is a dead branch on a maple so let's take it out.
This stub is dead and should be eliminated. Better yet, don't create these stubs; make good cuts. Trees can't cover over the stub and diseases can enter the tree through them.
This is another dead stub. Eliminate it ASAP.
Winter is a great time to check over your trees and eliminate any dead stubs or branches.