Have you discovered a fallen tree in your home’s landscape? Well, you aren’t alone. Millions of U.S. homeowners encounter fallen trees each year.
While small saplings can usually be picked up and removed with relative ease, larger trees require a bit more work to handle.
But there are a few things that you can do with a fallen tree in your yard, some of which we’re going to discuss in this blog post.
Turn It Into Firewood
With winter fast approaching, there’s no better time than now to turn your fallen tree into firewood.
Depending on the size of the tree, it may yield several full racks of firewood that you can use to heat your home. Of course, some types of trees are better suited for firewood than others.
Generally speaking, hardwoods like oak and hickory burn better than softwoods like pine and sycamore.
Whether it’s a hardwood or softwood, though, you’ll need to let the cut lumber air-dry before attempting to burn it. Otherwise, it will contain too much moisture to produce a hot, steady flame.
Hire a Professional
If you don’t have access to a chainsaw, or if you’re not comfortable cutting up the fallen tree into firewood, you can always hire a professional to remove the fallen tree.
Some homeowners assume that tree removal companies will only take down standing trees, but this isn’t necessarily true. Many of these companies will also remove trees that have already fallen in your landscape.
Advertise Free Firewood
Another idea is to advertise the fallen tree as “free firewood,” either locally or online. You can place an ad on Craigslist, for example, offering free firewood to anyone who’s willing to visit your home and chop up the fallen tree.
Assuming you live in or near a busy city, you shouldn’t have a problem finding someone to pick up the fallen tree for firewood.
If you’re feeling creative, consider turning the fallen tree into stools for your patio, backyard or outdoor living area.
This involve cutting the tree into several sections, each of which should be about 2 to 3 feet tall. You can then add a cushion or seat cover to the top, thereby creating the perfect all-natural stool.
A tall tree can yield more than a half-dozen stools of this size, whereas a smaller tree may still yield three or four stools. This is just one more way that you can put your fallen tree to good use.
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