A common reason to get rid of trees is that leaving them where they are is a danger and a liability.
Commercial mills are usually specialized; they each create only a few specific types of lumber. This is because the tooling and processes are completely different for different types of wood and their respective products.
If you’ve got a big tree in a small yard or crowded space, there’s a few extra things to consider when having it removed.
This compact evergreen grows 40-60’ tall, and spreads to 10-15’ if left to grow.
Wood is a valuable resource. Finding a use for it means you don’t have to find a way to get rid of it. This can save you money, time and effort. Of course, certain trees will actually be worth money to the right buyer (to learn about what kind of trees, and how to make money off them, see this article. If selling your wood isn’t feasible, you can try one of these uses.
In this post we will look at the Norway Spruce, Ponderosa Pine, Lodgepole Pine/Shorepine, Paper Birch, Cottonwood, and Douglas Maple. Our previous post in this series covered the Douglas Fir, Western Hemlock, Western Red Cedar, Sitka Spruce, Bigleaf Maple, Red Alder. You can see them all in one spot in our Tree Library page.
A tree is a vascular plant of a woody substance that exhibits both primary and secondary growth. The basic sections of a tree are the root system, the trunk, the branches and the foliage. The function and description of each part are detailed below.
Washington State is home to some of the world’s largest trees, by both height and width. Find descriptions of the most common trees to the Puget Sound area below. To learn more about selling your tree for money, see this article here.
Dropping a tree is going to leave your yard cluttered up with logs and/or brush. There are a few ways to get rid of the wood, and depending on what kind of trees they are, you might be even be able to get money for it.
Check out these resources if you have questions about on tree laws in the Puget Sound area. There’s also a mini dictionary below of terms you may come across that you aren’t familiar with.