The tree that we remove for you, is not at its end of life or going to waste. It can have many lives depending on the manner of disposal. For instance, the Florida Slash Pine commonly known in the lumber industry as yellow pine or knotty pine, is commonly used in furniture manufacturing. However, because of the sap content it is extremely hard to dry in Florida. Most land clearing companies, if using the wood for manufacturing, send the logs out of state to dryer climate. If you are keeping the wood in this climate you are required to use a kiln to heat and de-humidify as air drying the wood is not effective. Failure to do so will cause cracks and warping, causing the wood to be unusable or hard to work with.
If our Team prunes oak, maple or pine, or other hardwoods, the chipped mulch is usually delivered to customers, schools and community gardens for the property enrichment use on the land. If not a beneficial material, it can be used for lands where the pathway/travel means can be used for compression mulch. If there is diseased wood amongst the product it goes to the appropriate waste site for management disposal. Palm debris is not a quality mulch material so we do not mulch that but dispose of it at appropriate land fill yard waste sites, where it can help decompose material there. The beneficial logs can be donated to local businesses for manufacture, art work and more. Its a great thought to think of a wonderful old oak living on in your backyard as a great adirondack chair or dining room table.
Our Team is always ready to maintain your trees help in preservation, but should it need to be removed, it can have a new life! Think about donating for manufacture, art sculpting or other!
Live on Tree!
Fun Fact: Slash Pines earned their name in the past as sailors would visit the trees, cut a large v-notch into tree to collect the sap for use in the shipyards.