Four Tips To Help You With Replanting Trees After Having Tree Removal Done

If you have to have trees removed on your property, they may be valuable trees that you want replanted.  The trees you had removed, may have been removed due to disease or other problems beyond you control. Replanting the trees, or planting different tree species can provide your property with the benefit of having lush, green trees.

Here are four things that you may want to consider when replanting the trees on your property:

1. Clearing The Area Of Debris And Stumps

When you have tree removal done, it is likely that there will be a lot of debris and stumps.  Before you begin replanting, you will want to remove all the stumps. If there are only a couple, a tree service can remove the stumps for you.

If there are many stumps, a more practical way to get rid of the stumps may be to burn them and any debris like limbs from the tree removal.

2. Preparing The Soil For Planting New Trees

Once the trees have been removed and you have cleared the debris and stumps, you will want to prepare the soil. This is not like planting crops, so you will not need to do a lot of preparation. You may want to rake the area and smooth any uneven spots out.

For large areas, this can be done with a tractor with a rock-rake attachment. You may also want to add some fertilizer to the soil to help the new trees grow.

3. Choosing The Type Of Trees To Replant

Depending on where you live, certain types of trees may grow better than others. If you live in a dry climate, plant hardy trees that are resistant to drought. If you live in an area with high rainfall, you may want to plant a variety of trees that like a lot of water and grow quickly.  Using native trees in your area is the best option to ensure that your trees grow healthy.

4. Replanting The Trees To Create Forested Areas

When replanting the trees, you can plant them in a disordered fashion like they would grow in a forest. You may want to use different species of trees for creating forested areas. You will want to make holes with a shovel and make them just big enough to put the saplings in.

Once you put the tree in the hole, compact the soil around the tree with the heal of your boot to ensure that it is firmly planted in the ground. 

These are some of the things that you may want to consider when replanting trees on your property. If you need help with tree removal, care or replanting new trees, contact a professional tree service to get the help you need for the trees on your property. To learn more, contact a company like Gifford Brothers Inc Tree Service with any questions you have.