The following properties of dendrites are known (see e.g. [Nadler 1992, Chapter 10, p. 165], [Kuratowski 1968, §51, VI, p. 300] or [Whyburn 1942, p. 88]; compare also [Charatonik et al. 1998, Theorems 1.3 and 1.5, p. 233]).

- Every subcontinuum of a dendrite is a dendrite (thus each dendrite is hereditarily locally connected).
- Every connected subset of a dendrite is arcwise connected.
- In any dendrite the order of a point is equal to the number of components of .
- The set of all end points of a dendrite is 0-dimensional.
- The set of all end points of a dendrite is a -set.
- The set of all ordinary points (i.e., points of order 2) of a dendrite is dense in .
- Every dendrite has at most countably many ramification points.
- If is the order of a ramification point in a dendrite, then .
- No dendrite contains points of order or
(i.e., each dendrite is a regular continuum).
- In any dendrite the set of all its end points is dense if and only if
the set of all its ramification points is dense.
- Dendrites are absolute retracts. In fact, the
class of all 1-dimensional absolute retracts coincide with the class of
dendrites, [Borsuk 1967, Corollary 13.5, p. 138].
- A continuum is a dendrite if and only if for every compact space (continuum) and for every light confluent mapping such that there is a copy of in for which the restriction is a homeomorphism, [Charatonik et al. XXXXb].