Many people with large yards—such as a few acres or more—often wonder if they can sell their trees for profit. Here is what you should know about tree removal when your property is bigger than the average urban backyard.
What Kinds Of Trees Are On Your Property?
People often hear that a tree such as a black walnut is a valuable tree. This is a fact, as it is a much-desired, relatively rare tree. However, a single tree or even a few black walnuts aren't going to be worth most loggers' time and effort.
On the other hand, if you have several acres of choice, mature hardwoods that are ready to harvest, it may be worth contacting the smaller logging operations in your area. They may be interested in working with you if conditions are right. Another option is to hire a tree removal service to come and just cut them down for you rather than remove them completely. You may be able to sell the wood to local woodworkers if it is a desired species.
How Accessible Is Your Land?
The average backyard is not large enough to accommodate the logging equipment needed to fell a bunch of trees. Even a property with 20 acres is often too small for a logging company. Between overhead utility lines, underground utilities, such as buried gas lines, your septic system and field, or your well, and any outbuildings, it may be too difficult to bring in heavy machinery.
Another problem with selling trees that have grown up in a residential setting rather than in the woods is the timber quality isn't usually as good. A tree that has plenty of room to grow in your yard will have a shorter bole. This means it will be difficult to get 8-foot bolts out of it before it begins branching. Yard trees also often have damage at the base from lawn mowing or children playing. Additionally, there may be hidden nails in the tree, which can damage equipment as well as cause it to fall in a dangerous way. This can be a liability a logger doesn't want to deal with.
Should You Hire A Tree Removal Service?
If you have trees on your property that are old, diseased, overgrown, or too close to your home or other outbuildings, you should definitely contact a tree removal service. While you may have to pay for their services, your yard and home will be safer. A small property with an overgrowth of trees can also pose a fire hazard. While most companies won't pay you for the wood, some companies will leave you chips behind if so desired. These can be used for mulch, heating, and smoking meat.
For more information, contact a local tree removal company like Ross Tree Company.