When trees are cut down, they are often taken to a local processing plant that can handle large items. There, the wood is ground into mulch, which is then resold and used in the landscape industry. Mulch can be packaged or sold in bulk. Alternatively, the wood can be burned on the spot, although this may take longer since it needs to be dried first.
Cutting down trees also encourages regeneration and future forests. Different tree species have different requirements for light, soil, water, etc., so opening up a space in a way that encourages the desired species is important for obtaining the types of forests we want to see. Trees are essential for the environment; they provide habitat for 80% of terrestrial animals and plants, keep soil moist and cool, and help boost the water cycle by expelling 150 tons of water into the atmosphere every year. Without trees, the earth will warm and dry out, and dead wood will inevitably cause huge wildfires. Trees also play an important role in carbon storage; as they grow, they convert carbon dioxide into food and store it in their leaves, trunks and roots.
However, if trees get too crowded, they compete for light and water, and stressed trees are more susceptible to drought and insect attacks. In this case, removing some trees can facilitate competition and allow the remaining trees to grow large and healthy. Millions of people visit forests every year to relax, play or exercise. In addition, many families are choosing to honor a loved one with a living bio-tree urn to grow a tree of memories of a loved one. However, any of these trees can be a potential hazard to our staff or to people who enjoy the outdoors.
We will let you know if your tree can be recovered with professional care or if it is time to remove it. Forests are cut down for many reasons, but most of them are related to money or people's need to support their families. Thinning treatments on mature trees have not been so successful because leftover trees were already weakened by competition. A quicker and more permanent way to treat tree stumps is to treat shoot leaves with herbicide. If everyone aged 15 to 65 were given a chainsaw, they would have to cut down 625 trees each year which could be manageable. The timber industry is currently reducing 15 billion a year so at the current rate it would take at least 200 years to tear them all down - probably much more because it is difficult to reach a large number of virgin forests. Tree stumps scattered across a well-kept lawn stand out like sore thumbs, ruining the aesthetics of your landscape.
Cut them with pruners just below ground level or preferably at the point where they meet the roots or stump, removing the parts of the stump that are sprouting.