Tree removal is a topic many people hesitate about. Whether you’re talking about a single sapling in your yard or acres of forest, cutting down trees have long been seen as damaging the local environment, but this is not always the case. Discover how proper forest management and carefully considered tree removal can provide benefits for you, the landscape and native animal species.
1. Improves Forest Restoration
Forests depend on cycles of life and death. These cycles used to be achieved naturally with wildfires in the past, but now we often strive to prevent fire from taking down older trees. However, one purpose the destruction of old trees serves is to promote new growth. Older trees, while beautiful, compete with newer trees and other species of trees in a forest. This can lead to stagnant growth and reduced diversity and development in a forest.
2. Encourages Environmental Diversity
A diverse forest is a healthy forest. Multiple species of trees and animals can thrive when living in the same area. Diversity in a forest also allows for other plant species to flourish, such as blueberries, mushrooms, fruits and nuts.
Tree removal isn’t the same as clear-cutting. Work with a local tree service to manage your forest and weed out trees that are affecting the overall health of your property. Removing a few trees not only gives you access to wood and other resources but also promotes diversity in your local environment.
Some animal species can lose habitats due to a lack of tree removal. Forests are homes to a wide range of habitats, and some animals only thrive in a young forest environment. Carefully removing particular trees and managing a forest can be the best way to promote a healthy environment for these species of animals.
3. Reduces Risk of Falling Trees
Removing a tree is sometimes necessary for your safety. This may be true of a single tree on your property or acres of forest. A dead tree has a compromised structure, so it’s only a matter of time before it’s blown over. Instead of waiting for nature to take its course, potentially causing it to fall on your home, a vehicle or a person, work with a local tree service team for safe removal.
4. Provides Renewable Resources
Clearing large swathes of trees with no intention of replanting is harmful to the environment. However, cutting trees and replanting them, taking care to never fully remove habitats for local animals, offers a surprisingly renewable resource for all our manufacturing needs. Wood is far more sustainable than other raw materials that we use in our daily lives.
Careful harvesting is very different from historic logging practices. In the past, trees were harvested in bulk with little or no regard to the surrounding environment. Conscious logging and modern tree removal practices not only offer an efficient collection of this essential natural resource but actually improve the forest habitat.
5. Prevents the Spread of Diseases and Infestations
Trees can suffer many infestations and diseases that are untreatable. Immediate removal limits the threat of a wide-spreading infestation on your property and in your area. If you suspect a tree is diseased or infested, it’s best to have it removed before it can cause more damage to your other trees and the rest of your property.
Find Out How To Manage Your Trees Today
Work with a local leader in effective tree removal in your area. Contact us today at Martin’s Tree Service to see how we can safely remove a tree from your property. From a single tree to an extensive project on forested land, we’ll work with you to keep your property safe and your trees thriving. Learn more about proper tree care and how removal is sometimes a necessary step in ensuring a healthy, safe environment for you and the local animals and plants.