What You Need to know before you Remove a Tree
In 2015, it is believed that around 15 billion trees are cut down in the U.S. each year. Due to their many uses, there are countless reasons why trees are cut down. Tree removal is at an all-time high and according to research, the world consumption of paper has grown 400 percent in the last 40 years. Now, nearly 4 billion trees (35%) of all trees cut around the world are used in paper industries on every continent. Paper is a broad category that includes printing paper, newspapers, toilet paper, etc.
During processing, most of the individual tree is used and not wasted: the wood used to make paper is mostly sawdust and wood chips from lumber mills, not just entire trees that were cut down. Many companies try to recycle and reuse where they can. If one company cannot be used a certain part of the tree, another will take it for their own use.
Another leading industry that requires trees is lumber companies. From the 2×4 boards used to build a house, to the wood in a guitar, trees are an extremely important part of our world – dead or alive. Trees are also downed to make room for new buildings and developments. This wood is rarely ever wasted and will be used to make furniture, paper, boards, and at the very least, firewood. Firewood is still used in many places to heat homes, although, many companies now make wood pellets or bricks to burn in woodstoves instead of the traditional logs.
Tree cutting – reducing and recycling
Wood treated in factories produces byproducts that are used for other things. When wood for paper is heated and turned to pulp, the thick gummy substance known as cellulose cannot be dissolved. It is separated from the paper pulp and used in asphalt, paint, chewing gum, detergents, turpentine, deodorants, floor tiles, rayon clothing, sandwich bags, toothpaste, etc. It’s also recycled as food additives, and wood alcohols are used in colognes.
Actually, latex gloves are a byproduct of the rubber tree that is tapped for its rubbery sap.
Many household sponges are made from cellulose wood fibers. Wine corks come from a tree called the cork oak. The original chewing gum was derived from the sap of the sapodilla tree. Car wax is made from a certain type of palm tree native to Brazil. Hair dye and henna tattoos are from the powder of the henna tree. And of course, chocolate also comes from a tree. Garden mulch is recycled wood – when pallets get old, they are ground up and dyed to make mulch.
Tree cutting in the U.S.
Local tree companies will collaborate with landowners who have sizable forests on their property. With permission, the company logs out of the woods, taking trees of a pre-negotiated size, and leaves the rest of the acreage to grow bigger. The company will pay the landowners for their trees, according to the size of the harvests. This is a beneficial and economical way to forest trees. Clear-cutting woodland rocks the ecosystem, but only cutting a select size of tree leaves the remaining trees to grow and mature. This is actually healthier for the woods because it stimulates and enables new growth to take place.
Do you have a tree problem? The Winter Park Tree Service can help
Advance Tree Pros is an affordable tree removal service in Winter Park, Florida that offers fast, professional work. Everyone here is proud of our 100% recycling policy, and that our prices never climb. Our highly skilled ISA Certified arborists are ready to assist you with any tree-related issue you may have, whether it be a low-hanging limb, an entire tree, or a stubborn stump. With our fleet of bucket and crane trucks, we can reach all of those hard-to-reach places and get trees down safely.
Taking care of dead or unwanted trees can not only be challenging, but it can be very dangerous. If there are electrical wires, houses or buildings, fences, roadways, or wildlife nearby, it is best to let the job to safety-conscious professionals. Ask us to get rid of the problem in a safe and efficient manner.