The most obvious aspect of preparing for the removal of trees in your yard as a property owner is arranging to have them removed. However, after the tree has been chopped down, there is one last step that might not be as obvious: what to deal with the branches, roots, stump, and trunk. Here are eight suggestions on how to dispose of tree trimmings.
Get a professional tree service company to help
Hiring a tree service company to do the job is the simplest method to ensure that your tree removal is completed promptly and is out of sight and out of mind. In the long run, this method might be more expensive, but it will almost surely save you time—especially if you are removing numerous trees and will have a lot of cut-down pieces leftover afterwards.
A tree removal professional knows how to dispose of downed trees effectively and can also use a stump grinder to remove stumps and roots while making sure that huge trees are kept away from power lines.
In addition, a professional can examine every tree on your property to find any that are sickly or diseased and remove them all at once, sparing you the headache of having to repeat this process in the event that another tree were to collapse or pose a risk.
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Wood storage facilities
A rather easy technique to get rid of the branches from your previous trees is to store chopped-down trees as firewood. However, not all trees can be utilized as firewood. Poplar, for instance, is challenging to split and produces a lot of smoke when burned.
Even using a power splitter to split low-quality wood can be laborious. It will be more difficult to split wood if it is soft and moist from recently being cut. Additionally, depending on the type of tree, cutting the pieces to fireplace length may be difficult.
Using it as furniture
You might be able to utilize stumps and straight branches as legs for chairs, tables, and even stair railings, depending on the type and grade of wood. This is a fantastic way to preserve the memory of the trees that formerly stood on your property while also adding some custom furniture to your home.
Mulch or Wood Chips
You cannot just transform any old branch or stump into mulch or wood chips, for the same reason that you cannot utilize all of the wood from felled trees as firewood. You may need to spend extra money to chip the wood if it is greater than 24 to 27 inches in diameter.
Towable chippers, which can chip entire four-foot trees, are typically employed for large-scale land clearing projects and cost $500 per hour or more.
In light of this, turning your chopped trees into wood chips may be the best choice for you if your trees are smaller or you have already engaged a tree service company to visit your property. If you’ve already had the trees chopped down, you can also take the brush to a brush chipping company in your neighborhood.
You can use them to establish a property line
Get your DIY on for another solution to getting rid of cut-down trees. Roll the logs in a single-file line to the boundaries of your land to serve as a property line barrier. This will either create a stunning rustic fence or allow you to choose an environmentally friendly, low-maintenance option. Keep in mind that any untreated wood will decay into a sanctuary for insects, mushrooms, toadstools, and fungi.
Clear the area of brush
Burning the wood on-site is another method for getting rid of trees that have been cut down. This option can take more time because you’ll need to partially dry the wood. In contrast, cutting off individual branches and figuring out what to do with them may take more time for leafy branches.
Remember that some open-pore “cottonwood” or “alamo” species absorb water extremely rapidly from rain if left out for an extended period of time, therefore you might need to cover these species with a tarp to allow them to air out. Allow the wood to dry for 6 to 12 months with an airflow space underneath, or utilize fuel to enhance the efficiency of the wood’s combustion.
It should be noted that not all jurisdictions permit the use of fuel to burn wood, therefore always check with your local jurisdiction before using any fuel and take precautions to prevent fuel contamination of the ground.
Use as compost
One method of getting rid of tree cuts is to just stack them and let them decay away if you don’t mind contributing a little bit of wood to the natural beauty on your property. Even better, you can use the stacked wood to make compost sites while piling unattractive branches within.
Or, if you wish to hide the stack, think about edging it with plants. Just be careful not to lay the wood too close to any property that contains termites, poisonous snakes, or ants since this may attract these undesirable pests.
This might seem simple, but why not just give the wood away if you know any neighbors, lumber mills, woodworkers, or other people who could use it? You might need to persuade a business or a few friends with trucks to come out and perform some heavy lifting, but you can rest assured knowing the wood is no longer in your possession at the end of the day.
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