The first was Kyle a person I Wwopfed with. The bark, leaves, flowers and of course berries are the ones employed. Nonetheless, it has been used for many years as a form of traditional medicine to heal nerve pain. In other dogwood species, the bark may hold medicinal effects, while berries may be unfit for consumption. Dogwood trees are a popular fixture in landscaping, and for good reason. Chestnut is a nut coming from the deciduous trees and shrubs from the beech family Fagaceae. Dogwood Tree Pruning Pruning is recommended to preserve or improve tree structure, vigor and life-span. Most attacks occur around basal wounds caused by lawn mowers and string trimmers. Remember to inform your doctor about your plan on taking herbal preparations containing dogwood if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a known medical condition. Dogwood Leaf Scorch Leaf scorch is a common problem in dogwood tress, and a sign that your tree is under water stress.