Let's be creative and a bit humorous and fix these branches in a different and easier way:
<pedantic mode on>
The significance of the recently cut branches, though an small element in the image, attract attention of viewers from the solid structures making them wonder what happened there and producing a contraposition of the everlasting boulders with the fragility of living elements.
<pedantic mode off>
This in my mouth sounds stupid, wondering if someone else could make it sound more convincing.
Yep, I am kidding eh?