Does Stacking Or Leaning Dead Branches On Pine Trees Harm Them?
Q: Does stacking or leaning dead branches on or between two pine trees do any harm to the trees?
A: No major harm that I can think of. I guess it could become a shelter for voles that could chew the bark. I saw this happen once when pine straw mulch was piled around the trunk of a mature cherry tree. Within a few months, voles had made a cozy home and chewed a ring around the base of the tree, which caused its death.