Creative Ideas To Help Repurpose A Removed Tree

Posted on: 16 November 2021

Trees provide your home with natural cooling during hot summer months, which reduces the strain of your heating and cooling systems. Trees also improve your home's aesthetics.  Unfortunately, like every living thing, a tree can die, and you'd have no option but to remove it.

Instead of disposing of the removed tree into a landfill, several sustainable ways are available through which you can recycle the downed trees. Here is how you can repurpose a dead tree.

Cut It Into Firewood

If your region frequently experiences cold weather, firewood can come in handy for a warm and cozy indoor atmosphere. After removing the tree, request your landscaping expert to chop it into small pieces so you can have enough logs to last a long time.

If the downed tree is a hardwood, such as an oak tree, you can use it for your wood-burning fireplace in your home. With hardwood, you can get a hotter and smoke-free fire that burns for longer. For an outdoor fire during a camping trip, softwood such as pine is perfect as it burns faster. This wood, however, is not suitable for indoor use due to smokey fires and creosote build-up. 

Ultimately, you save money when you use wood supplies from your own trees since you do not have to buy from your local supplier.

Turn It Into Mulch 

Mulch provides a consistent moisture level and nutrients to plants. Mulch also insulates the soil, so plant roots stay warm in cold weather and cool during hot summer months. Rather than burn or dispose of tree waste, you can utilize the waste as mulch. A tree removalist can create wood chips for you using wood chippers. 

Woodchip mulch also elevates your landscape's aesthetics when you scatter it in your garden. By using wood chips from your own tree, you can control the contents of your mulch. This is a good thing, particularly if you have an organic garden or have sensitive plants.

Use It for Furniture

If you desire to add pieces of natural-looking furniture to your home, you can craft them out of the downed tree. You can cut the tree stump and turn it into a table. If you want a forest feel in your yard, you can shape the logs into adult stools. 

You can also grab a drill bit and create a candle holder out of a branch. From countertops to shelves and chairs, you can create as many furniture pieces as possible to ensure your downed tree won't go to waste.

Before repurposing a removed tree, ensure a professional inspects it for any diseases. You should dispose of any infested or diseased tree. If, however, the downed tree is healthy, use the above approaches to repurpose it. 

Talk to a landscaping service if you have any questions about your trees. 


Keeping Your Trees Healthy

About a year ago, I realized that our front trees were starting to look a little funny. Some of the leaves were wilted, but we weren't anywhere near autumn. The bark on the trunk also seemed to be rotting away, which was frustrating and disappointing. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me to call a professional arborist for help. He came out, inspected the trees, and injected some special pesticides into the trunk. Within a few months, they started to look a lot better. Our arborist also trimmed our trees to reduce the weight load on the branches and to improve their shape. Check out this blog for information about tree trimming.