Safe, Injury-Free Tree Maintenance: Tips for DIY Work

Welcome to my blog. My name is Kerry, and I love to do DIY work around the home. While painting high ceilings and putting in garden beds seems to be easy for me, I find climbing into a tree with a saw to trim branches very scary and potentially dangerous. Luckily, over the years, I have gotten past the fear and have found ways to service my trees safely and efficiently without risking grave injury to myself. Sometimes, I admit that I have to call in the pros, but I'll help you identify when that's a necessity as well. Take a look at these posts. I hope they move, entertain and inform you.

5 Ways To Make Use Of That Dead Tree After A Removal Service


When it comes to a tree removal service, most people tend to focus only on what is required before the removal, or what will happen during the process. Very few people think about what will happen after the tree has been felled and the removalist is done with their job.  In this article, get some ideas on what you can do with the leftover tree pieces after the removal. 


If you have a wood stove that you like to light up once in a while and enjoy some traditional heat then this is a great option for you. You can have the tree removalist chop the tree into chunks or you can do that yourself using a saw or axe. However, note that you'll need to let the timber pieces dry for a few weeks before you can use them. All in all, you get to save a few dollars that would have been used to by firewood.


If you like to garden, you might also consider turning your dead tree into mulch. The actual process of mulching the tree remains is usually carried out by the tree removalist. Note that this service will cost you a little extra because a special machine is used to turn the timber into chips. Once done, you can use your mulch chips for nursery beds, planters, and any other gardening process you like.


You can also turn your tree waste into useful compost that can go into your gardening. The best way to go about this is to first have the tree remains converted to wood chips. You'll then need to put the chips into a compost pit and let them decompose for a while. You can throw in the leaves and branches as well. Once the remains have decomposed, use them as compost manure for your gardening, i.e. planting grass, turf, flowers, crops, trees, etc.


If you like to get into DIY (do it yourself) projects and can handle work tools, you might also want to consider using the tree remains for a little construction. Here, you can cut the tree trunks into wood pieces and then construct furniture such as a shed, a table, a desk, a stool, a shoe rack, etc. Of course, you'll need to dry the timber first, sand it down and treat it to ward off pests.


You can also turn your dead tree into an art piece. This can be achieved by having it sculptured into any abstract form that you wish. You can have an artist carry out the work for you or you can make it a DIY project as well. Once done, you can place the finished sculpture indoors or outdoors. You can even sell it and make some money.

As you can see, there are plenty of options to choose from. Which one seems most fitting for you?


10 February 2016