Once a tree branch has been removed correctly (cut at the branch collar) it will not grow back. You will, however, be encouraged to grow on other parts of the tree. When you remove branches from a tree, the tree responds by using excess reserves it would have otherwise used to feed those branches, to grow new stumpclearing.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Feb 22, It very much depends on how you’re pruning your tree. It is true that once a branch has been cut off, it won’t technically grow back.
That’s because the cut site of the branch isn’t designed to be able to grow back. Instead, what should happen is that latent buds should be present on the tree. Dave is right, they wont grow back, but depending on the tree, the upper branches may sag down in time.