Should You Have Your Land Cleared Of Pine Trees?

If you live in a rather forested area, then you might have a lot of pine trees on your land. A question that often comes up, in this case, is whether you should have the pine trees near your home removed, essentially clearing more of your land to make a larger yard. There is no right or wrong answer to this question. Rather, there are pros and cons to having the pine trees removed, and you should consider both before making your own decision.

Pro: You may have fewer home repairs made over the years.

Having a lot of pine trees around your home can lead to lots of problems over time. If the trees shade your roof, it may suffer more damage and may need to be repaired or replaced sooner than it otherwise would. If the pine trees are close enough to your home, some of their roots may grow into the sewer lines leading out from your home. Pine trees grow quickly, and so do their roots, so this can happen seemingly overnight. Replacing a sewer line will often cost more than removing a few pine trees.

Con: Your home may get warmer.

While removing the shade-casting pine trees has benefits for your roof, it may also make your home warmer in the summer. Your energy bills may increase slightly as your AC has to work harder to keep your home cool.

Pro: Mowing and maintaining your yard will be easier.

Mowing around pine trees can be hard. Most pine trees don't have much space underneath them, which makes them tough to mow around. Plus, they shed needles, which can be hard on your mower. When you remove the pine trees, you can more easily mow your lot. You will also have more flexibility when it comes to planting and positioning garden beds and other landscaping elements.

Con: You'll be removing a source of oxygen for the planet.

Like all trees, pine trees absorb carbon dioxide and give off oxygen. They are therefore good for the planet. In removing them, you are removing some plants that contribute to a healthy atmosphere. Of course, you can counteract this effect by planting some trees in their place, but in a better location.

If you live on a property with a lot of pine trees, having them cleared away often makes landscaping and home maintenance easier. Talk to a tree care company to learn more. For more information, contact a tree removal company near you.