Three Ways to Use a Tree Removed From Your Property

If you're like most people, the thought of having to remove a tree on your property makes you a little sad, particularly if the tree has sentimental value to you or other household members. However, there are times when safety considerations dictate that a tree must be removed by professional tree services. For instance, trees that have become unstable may wind up damaging your home and vehicles as well as presenting a serious safety hazard to people and pets in the event of a storm. Fortunately, there are many ways to re-purpose a tree once it's been removed -- following are three of them. 

Make it Into Furniture

If you're at all handy with a hammer and nails, you might be able to have the lumber from your tree milled so that you can create a custom-made piece of furniture. If making furniture from scratch is outside of your skill set but you still want to have a commemorative piece to honor the memory of your tree, you might be able to find a skilled artisan in your community who'll take on the job. 

Keep in mind that you can always have the tree trunk cut into sections to provide rustic outdoor seating provided that the trunk is thick enough. 

Make it Into Art

If creating a piece of furniture to remember your tree by is a bigger project than you want to tackle, consider making art instead. This can be done in a variety of ways. For instance, you can press some of leaves to create a collage to hang on the wall, spray paint some branches to display in a vase, or leave the branches bare and cover them with lights. Many ways exist to create art from trees, so have your family put its heads together and dream up a great art project to keep your tree's memory alive. 

Make it Into Mulch

Ask your tree removal professional about using a wood chipper to turn your tree into mulch to nurture other plant in your yard and garden. You can also use it on pathways on your property. However, you should only do this if the tree has been deemed to be pathogen-free by a qualified professional. Otherwise, you run the risk of spreading disease throughout your yard and garden area. 

Ask your local tree service for even more great ideas about re-purposing trees that you have had removed from your property.