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Is there any difference between a tree branch and a tree limb?

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Nothing.
Tree limb is slightly more poetic.
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Thanks, Feebs.
I have never seen the phrase "tree limb" in my life.
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Normally you'd just use branch.

Limb might be used poetically (or aslo perhaps in formal/scientific ways?)
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Anonymous:
Isn't the tree limb on the end of the tree branch?
Those are twigs.
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I always thought a limb was intermediate in thickness between a branch and a twig! Emotion: smile
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Any forester I have worked with has referred to the limb as being the entire branch from the trunk to the end of the twigs.
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