If you have a tree that needs a lot of pruning and heavy or dead branches need to be cut, proper preparation will help reduce hazards and prevent damage. One of the things that many property owners overlook is the waste afterward, which can sometimes be removed by the tree service or you can deal with it on your own. The following tips will help you prepare for trimming the overgrowth from old and overgrown trees and deal with the waste afterward.

1. Remove Garden Furniture and Decorations That Can Be Damaged During Tree Removal

The garden furniture and decorations that you have around your home are vulnerable to damage while you are having the tree care work done. Therefore, you want to make sure that all of these materials are in a safe place, such as in a garden shed or garage. In addition, make sure that there is a clear path to the area where the trimming of large branches needs to be done.

2. Acquire Tarps to Protect Lawn and Landscaping During the Tree Removal Process

Another way you can prepare your landscaping is to have tarps on hand to protect plants, lawns, and hardscaping. To avoid killing grass and plants, wait until the day before work is started to spread them out where you want to protect your landscaping from damage. Using tarps will also make it easier to deal with waste buy bundling it up in them to put in dumpsters, trucks, or trailers to be hauled away.

3. Talk with the Tree Removal Service About Options to Have Waste Removed and Chipped

The easiest way to deal with the waste from major tree trimming is to have the contractor haul it away. If there is a lot of waste and heavy branches, they may charge you extra for this service due to the labor and transport needed to haul the waste away. You can also ask them about chipping services to break the waste down into mulch, which can then be used in gardens and landscaping.

4. Dealing with Some of the Tree Waste Yourself by Repurposing It for Fuel or Other Materials

There are also options to keep the waste and make use of it yourself. The smaller waste can be used for compost piles and small garden DIY projects, such as building a trestle from natural materials. The large branches can be used for timber materials for outdoor projects or as firewood for fuel to keep you warm during the winter months.

These are some tips to help you deal with tree trimming of old overgrowth and the aftermath of debris that you will be left with. If you have trees on your property that are worrying you, contact a tree trimming service to ensure your home and property are safe.