Four Tips to Help You Deal with Tree Removal Problems


If you have a tree that needs to be removed, you will have to deal with a lot more than cutting the tree down. There are some things to consider, such as what to do with the debris and getting rid of stumps. Debris can be used for different things, such as mulch and firewood. The stump can be removed, ground, or treated with chemicals to make it rot away. Here are some tips to help you deal with some of the problems you are going to encounter with your tree removal.

1. Preparing for Work to Be Done and Protecting Property

The first thing that you will want to do is prepare your property for tree removal. This can be done by making sure that there is room for equipment. You may want to remove nearby plants temporarily while work is being done. You can also get a few sheets of plywood to protect lawns and other areas from equipment.

2. Dealing with Branches and Leaf Debris of Tree Removal

Branches and leaves can be a major mess with tree removal. You can have the service haul everything off for you, but it may cost more. If you want to save money with your removal, you may want to consider mulching up the materials and disposing of them yourself.

3. Repurposing Tree Waste to Reduce Costs of Removal

To deal with the different waste, you can repurpose it for different things. The materials from small debris can be chipped and used for things like ground cover and compost. You can use the leafy materials to make compost and the branches to make more uniform mulch for landscaping covering. You can also use large materials for things like firewood or timbers for lumber and woodworking.

4. Options to Choose from before Removing an Old Stump

When you have a tree removed, you will also be left with an old stump. One option is to just leave it and let it rot away naturally. This can be good if it is not in the way. If your stump is in the middle of landscaping, services like stump grinding may be more practical. You can also drill holes in the stump and apply a stump removal treatment that usually contains a salt mixture. The treatments will cause the stump to rot more quickly, which can be ideal if you want the stump gone but it is not urgently needed.

These are some tips to help you deal with some of the problems that you are going to encounter when you have a tree removal done. If you have a tree that needs to be removed, contact a tree service like Darrel Emel's Tree Service and talk with them about what can be done with the tree and services that they can provide to help clean up the mess that will be left behind. 

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I spent my youth in the city, but when I got married, I moved out into the country with my new husband. We bought a house on a beautiful, wooded piece of land. It is the sanctuary that I had been missing all of my life. Unfortunately, having not grown up around trees, I was unaware of the fact that several of the trees were being killed by a nasty little beetle. Since those trees were removed, I have taken the time to learn how to identify tree illnesses and infestations before they become so serious that the trees need to be removed. Find out how to identify these issues here on my blog.

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