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Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Hello, I am Monica Grimbles. I recently tore up all of the grass outside of my home to create a fully edible landscape. The ability to eat all of the plants growing in my garden helps my family's journey to self-sustainability. After all, relying on the supermarket may not always be an option. Even if it is, the food you grow in your yard just tastes and feels so much better. I also like that I do not have to tend the grass to keep the yard green. I change out the plants each year to keep the yard looking fresh and renewed. I will share my plant selections, planting techniques and tools on this site to help others create an edible landscape. I will also discuss all of the ways our professional landscaper helped out with this fun project. Please come back soon.

Exploring Edible Landscape Designs

Four Things to Know before You Start a Tree Removal Project

by Eugene Jones

If you have trees around your home that are a danger to you and your personal property, it may be time to have them trimmed or removed. There is a lot more involved in removing a tree than just cutting it down, though. You may be able to have it topped or pruned. If the tree does have to be removed, you will need to consider things like dealing with the debris. This guide will help you explore some of your options.

1. Considering Alternatives to Tree Removal When Possible

If your tree only has some problems in the canopy, there may be other options besides removal. Some trees can have the canopy cut off, which is called topping. This can be done to many species of fruit trees. Pruning and the removal of any dangerous branches can also help keep your property safe. These services will usually cost less than having a tree completely removed.

2. Preparing Your Property for the Day Equipment Arrives

Depending on where the tree is that needs to be removed, you may have to clear a path for equipment. For example, if the tree is in the back of your home, you will want to make sure that there is a clear path for any machines that will be used. You can talk with the tree service about the type of equipment they use and the space they need for access to the tree.

3. Dealing with the Debris That Are Left Behind after Removal

Removal of the tree will usually include cutting the tree, but you may have to deal with the debris left behind. Some tree services will haul debris away for you and provide services like chipping smaller branches. If you want to save a little money, you can use the material yourself for things like firewood, ground cover, mulch, and timber.

4. Deciding What To Do with the Roots and Stumps In Your Yard

In addition to the debris from the tree, there may be roots and stumps left behind. If the tree is in an out-of-the way area of your yard, you may just want to let it rot away naturally. There are also stump grinding services that can get rid of roots and stumps. Another option is to burn the stump to get rid of it.

If you have to have a tree removed from your property, consider these things before cutting it down. You can contact a tree service like Pioneer Tree & Landscape, Inc. to get the help you need with the care and removal of old trees that are too close for comfort.