Large tree coming down would you keep the remains?

cynthianovakJuly 22, 2013

Hi All
The tree guy is here. He's taking the half dead and dying old catalpa. My plan is to keep the chipped remains, pile them in the west facing area where it has lived and plant another tree later this year. I anticipate a large pile. Is there any reason not to pile it near the house? Have you done anything like this?

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lou_midlothian_tx(z8 DFW, Tx)

My concern is that bring too close to the house is the termites. My brother in law is a pestman and he's obsessed with termites. Lol.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 6:48PM
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cynthianovak

Hmmmm never thought about termites. I kept a big pile of fresh mulch and 1 significant chunk of trunk to set things on like the string trimmer when I try to get it going or a bag of something that waiting to go from front to back.

The tree guy is talented. The catalpa was at least 2 ft across the bottom and about 30 ft tall. Many dead and dying branches. One guy took it down this afternoon in a western facing spot. He arrived around 12:15 and finished about 6 15. He took breaks and did it all himself. Used a hoist to load chunks of trunk into his truck and haul it away.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 10:26PM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

I really value having chipped up tree limbs for mulch handy. I have the tree guys dump them in an open area when I can catch them. In all the years I've taken the pile to the bottom I've never seen termites, or any signs of rats; which is another thing people worry about getting into piles of mulch.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2013 at 10:39PM
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