What to Do After Tree Removal?

February 7, 2022 | By Aaron Capannelli

If you have had a tree removed recently, you may be wondering what the next step is for your yard. A few factors to consider are how the tree was removed, the location of the tree, and your landscaping plan. Our tree experts at 770-TREE-GUY can provide the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your yard post-tree removal.

File with your Insurance — Depending on the circumstances of your tree removal, you may be compensated for a portion or all tree removal expenses. We can provide the thorough documentation you need to submit to your insurance.

Get Rid of the Stump — Based upon whether your tree was dead, diseased, or storm damaged upon removal, the method used by the tree company may have been different. Tree removal may leave behind an unsightly stump. Tree companies will remove the stumps, but that may be an additional charge. Stump grinding may or may not be covered by your insurance policy. If the stump was left in your yard, you should consider whether to pay for stump grinding now, or try a DIY method, such as burning the stump or killing it with chemicals. Our arborists at 770-TREE-GUY always recommend professional stump grinding as the safest method for you and your yard. Burning can get out of hand and cause air pollution. Using chemicals can impact the health of your yard.

Evaluate the Spot — If the removed tree was too close to your house, we would recommend considering using that space for something else, such as a garden, shrubs, or a smaller tree that will not become a risk to your home. Our tree professionals can offer some suggestions about the best solutions for reusing that space. The spot where your stump was removed will look unsightly and bare, so you will want to clean up the space of any leftover green waste and prepare the soil.

Plan your Landscaping — As you are managing the bare spot from your tree removal, this is a great time to think about your overall landscaping. For example, if you decide to turn the empty area into a new garden bed, you could have blown mulch put in all your other garden beds as well for a manicured intentional look. Our blown mulch services are affordable and fast, so your yard could be better than before in a few hours.

When you are ready for the next step after tree removal, reach out to 770-TREE-GUY for help with your yard restoration. Whether you need advice about the best replacement trees or blown mulch service, our team will be happy to help!

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