Trees provide shade, a home for wildlife and birds, and make the air cooler during the heat of summer. But, when a tree is at the end of its life and is no longer in good health or dead, it is time to remove the tree from your yard to make space in the soil for other uses, such as a new tree or a garden plot. Here are some tips and insight to help you remove the tree from your yard, making the most of its removal.
Remove the Tree
A large diseased or dead tree in your yard can create a hazard to you and your home's structure along with nearby homes and structures, as the tree is at risk of falling. When a tree is diseased or dead it can become weakened and just the right strength and direction of wind can push it onto the ground below.
The best way to get rid of a large tree is to have it removed by a tree professional, especially when it is in the vicinity of overhead power lines. A professional tree removal company will have the safety equipment and tools to cut a large tree down piece by piece. And a professional tree removal company will also clear away the tree limbs and branches after they have cut it down. If you try to cut down a tree by yourself, serious injury and death can result from it and is not worth the risk.
Grind the Stump
Once the tree has been cut down you will be left with a stump and its root system within the soil. Leaving a stump in the ground can greatly reduce the possibility for you to use the soil in the area, but having the tree company grind the stump will remove the problem and leave the soil in better condition.
Your tree professional will use the stump grinder to grind down into the stump and the soil to turn the tree's woody material into wood shavings and combine it into the soil. The wood shavings from the stump places carbon back into your soil to boost the proper carbon and nitrogen combination, which will give your soil its nutrient rich color and help your plants grow well.
Prepare the Soil
After you grind the stump, use a rotary tiller to mix and combine the soil around the site to prepare it for planting a garden or a new tree. This combines the soil the wood mulch and spreads it more evenly throughout the area, adding the beneficial nutrients to a larger area.
Do you need professional tree services? Contact a business such as LCI.