Tree Care: An Introductory Guide
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Tree Care: An Introductory Guide

Palm trees are one of the most decorative and unique trees that you'll find in the warmer, more tropical climates. When properly cared for, these trees can be beautiful and full of foliage. However, knowing how to care for them isn't always easy. That's probably why you're here. If it is, then you're in the right place. This site is dedicated to the care and maintenance of all sorts of trees, including tropical varieties like palm trees. The information on this page can help you to understand which of the basic care steps you can do yourself and which steps are best done by a local tree service.

Tree Care: An Introductory Guide

Options When Buying A Wooded Lot To Build On

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If you're buying a wooded lot to build on, clear-cutting everything isn't your only option. Removing all the trees is certainly one option, but you should consider the merits of keeping at least some of the property wooded. Here are three options when buying a wooded lot to make your home.

1. Clear the lot completely

In some cases, clearing the entire lot is necessary. Some reasons you may need to clear the entire lot include:

  • If the trees are blocking or impeding the view from the homesite
  • If you plan to put in a homestead, farm, pond, or lawn where the trees are
  • If you plan to sell all the trees as timber
  • If the lot is so small it barely has enough room for your house

These and other considerations could lead to the decision that you'll need to have all the trees removed. 

2. Perform selective logging

With a larger lot, you may only require a portion of the land for your homesite and may be able to leave some of the property fully or partially treed. If you have a densely wooded lot with high-value trees, you may want to leave the majority of these trees intact. However, if you're going to construct your dream house on the land, you'll need to have enough trees removed to clear your building site.

In the interests of managing a healthy forest, you may also want to have the rest of the trees thinned out slightly. Your tree removal service company can help you assess which trees may need removal, such as any damaged, diseased, or dead ones. 

Another reason to remove a few of the trees in a wooded area is that they may have value as timber. If you have large trees on your property, selling a few as timber may help to set off some of the costs of construction. The value of the timber typically depends on things like how large and old the trees are, what varieties of trees you have, and how healthy they are.

3. Leave most or all trees intact

If the lot is lightly treed, you may be able to live there without clearing any trees at all. This won't work for a traditional construction method, but if you can find a spot large enough for a tiny house or yurt, you can live at harmony with nature. If your land is a bit more heavily wooded, you may have to clear out underbrush and remove a few trees for your tiny house and driveway.

These three options show that immediately clear-cutting your wooded lot isn't always your only option. Talk to your local tree services experts today to learn more about your tree removal options.