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Removing A Tree: What To Do With The Wood

Whether you want to clear trees from your property to provide more natural sunlight or you have a dead tree that you want gone, there are a few things you need to know about hiring a tree service. When you have a tree removed, you have several different options to choose from. Here is a look at just a few of your options.

Log Splitting

You may decide that you want to keep your tree's trunk for firewood. Ask your tree removal service if it can provide log splitting to cut down the trunk and limbs, which gives you perfect fireplace-friendly pieces of wood.This may cost a little extra, but it can save you from some hard labor. If you want to recover some of the cost of this additional service, keep some of the firewood for yourself and offer the rest for sale.

Wood Chipping

Wood chips have a wide range of uses on your property. You can use it for mulch, composting, landscaping or cushioning under an outdoor playground. If your tree removal service has a mobile wood chipper, ask to have the limbs and tree trunk chipped so you can keep this versatile material for use in your back yard and around your property.

Stump Removal

Your tree removal service may offer stump removal at no extra charge. If, however, there is an additional charge, consider keeping the stumps and using them for a range of landscaping ideas. Simply ask your tree service specialist to cut the stumps so they are relatively level. You can then use them to create fun DIY projects, such as:

  • An outdoor table with the stump serving as the table's base
  • A planter for flowers
  • The base for a sundial or birdbath

Get creative and come up with fun ideas for using the stumps as natural landscaping accessories for your yard.

Trunk and Limb Removal

If you don't have a use for the wood leftover from your tree removal, simply ask your tree service to remove it for you. You may have to pay extra for this service, so ask about it upfront to prevent any surprise charges on your bill. Be sure to look for a service that recycles the wood so you can feel good about the impact your tree will ultimately have on the environment.

Tree removal can give you access to great options for reusing the wood from your old tree. Talk to your tree removal company like A-1 Expert Tree Service about different options to recycle and reuse the wood from your tree's removal, and ask about each of these services to make sure you can use the wood in the way that makes the most sense for you.

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