Replacing trees with new ones

Gotta take down a whole shit load of trees on my first (and only, but I’m proud of it) property. Probably close to 50 trees across 10 acres.
How many new trees do I need to plant to offset my destruction? 5 for every one tree taken down? 10?

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Shouldn't need to plant anything.
    You should already have new growth around. So when you thin out the big trees, then the saplings will have a chance to grow. Make sure they are spaced appropriately so they aren't competing for sun or water. Plus you'll get more undergrowth.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      There are some, but I was thinking about planting trees for autumn foliage. Soil seems right for sugar maples.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        There should be a guide somewhere for proper tree spacing. Look up the sugar maples and see what is recommended for your area. It's based on soil, sun, and water. Then plant accordingly. Sounds like it'll be a nice area.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not worried about spacing. I'm trying to figure out how much of my carbon footprint I have since I am about to fell 50 trees.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            What are you going to do with the trees once you cut them? If you're burning them you should be good 1 to 1 if you want to plant ornamental just keep in mind that if you're doing this in an already forested area your new plants might not survive against all the zillions of saplings already in the ground.

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              tree service is taking them and taking the stumps out for free in return.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                must be valuable trees, why are you giving them away? The loggers will trash tons of vegetation getting them out

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                [...]
                They got cankers or something

                >or something
                who told you they need to go and why?
                what kind of trees are they? how old and big?
                what keeps you from dropping them yourself and why do you want the stumps removed?
                if its any valuable wood, that "deal" might be close to robbery.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            If you don't turn the wood into c02 you'll have produce only the carbon from running equipment and a little over time as the roots decay

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >carbon footprint
            That's a bullshit metric that you shouldn't care a damn about. Anyone pushing it is a scammer

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            are you really OP? 'Carbon footprint' is made-up propaganda do-gooder empty virtue signalling nonsense. It's an attack on civilization by the 'lizard people' (aka jannies). Meant for naive, fluoridated NPC's to believe in.

            >carbon footprint
            That's a bullshit metric that you shouldn't care a damn about. Anyone pushing it is a scammer

            This. That's why this is a trash thread. OP is a troony loon.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm trying to figure out how much of my carbon footprint I have since I am about to fell 50 trees.
            you shouldn't be running equipment or using tools required to fell trees if you're this moronic, it's just basic safety

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I'm not worried about spacing.
            You might not be. But the trees in your forest are.

            >carbon footprint
            That's a bullshit metric that you shouldn't care a damn about. Anyone pushing it is a scammer

            are you really OP? 'Carbon footprint' is made-up propaganda do-gooder empty virtue signalling nonsense. It's an attack on civilization by the 'lizard people' (aka jannies). Meant for naive, fluoridated NPC's to believe in.

            [...]
            This. That's why this is a trash thread. OP is a troony loon.

            >I'm trying to figure out how much of my carbon footprint I have since I am about to fell 50 trees.
            you shouldn't be running equipment or using tools required to fell trees if you're this moronic, it's just basic safety

            Please go and be stupid somewhere else.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              i see your gay thread is still up.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              >being this malleable
              anon you shouldn't be trusted with any form of tools or equipment, you'll harm yourself

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >sugar maples.
        Don't do this unless you want those helicopters fricking everywhere. My gutters re full of them.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Implying helicopters arent the coolest fricking thing in the world.
          It's hightime we all joined forces with the magical helicoptor alliance

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >It's hightime we all joined forces with the magical helicoptor alliance

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    removing 5 trees per acre is not an issue, the improved light for the smaller plants counterbalances most of the offset.

    Why do these trees need to go?
    firewood? disease? need a road?

    the easy math is to plant 50 nice trees after you clear out a bunch of trash plants.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      must be valuable trees, why are you giving them away? The loggers will trash tons of vegetation getting them out

      They got cankers or something

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Oh, some kind of forester or something in your city taking them out because they're diseased?

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          I bought it like this, it’s my responsibility. I should have had someone inspect. Would have knocked my cost down.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >cankers
        woodgay here. buddy that's likely fungi, that shit makes the most wild wood grain, great burls and absolutely strikingly beautiful maple pattersn. highly valuable lumber. for those seeking that sort of thing.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Expect the loggers to take the trunks, leave huge piles of the branches on the ground everywhere and tell you the stump guys will show up on Monday heh heh

    And they will trash the place dragging them out

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Lawnmower man fricked up this tree root where it sticks out of the ground - do i need to treat it or leave it alone and monitor?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Don’t treat wounds with that spray stuff. Let it heal on its own. Monitor for pests.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Thank you. I researched it some and you're right. This is what it looked like a day later. A few ants were there earlier. I'll keep an eye on it, I think it will be fine because it's a big tree and that's a small root.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous
  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >the israelite fears the tree farmer

    But seriously, with any acreage that isn't tillable/too small to crop, consider a tree plantation.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if you got the time, don't replant all at once, do a little bit every few years so you get a nice age variety for pest resistance

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just took out probably 50 trees on a section of my land. There is plenty more dead and trashy trees that need to come out yet but at least they are further away from the fence I will be building this coming week...

    What should I do with a giant pile of cottonwood trunks? Firewood for some, but that pile would last me until I die and then some and like I said i have thousands more to eventually take down and clean up. Get a sawmill and mill some large beams? Is cottonwood good for anything?

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Pioneer homesteaders planted the fast-growing trees as windbreaks, cut them for fence posts and firewood, and worked the wood into baskets and boxes. Hollowed-out logs even served as canoes, caskets, and cargo vessels.
      >Due to cottonwood's light weight, lack of odor and taste, colorlessness, and nail-holding ability, about half of all the wood harvested becomes boxes and crates. The wood also holds printing inks better than most wood, making it ideal for shipping labels and logos. Although some cottonwood becomes commercial veneer for utility and low-priced furniture, most ends up as fruit and berry baskets or boxes.
      >All of cottonwood's commercial qualities add up to make it perfect for children's toys and games. Thin stock also adapts well to painted or stenciled scrollsaw projects. And, with qualities similar to basswood, cottonwood fulfills carvers' needs.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I'm seriously considering building or buying a large bandsaw mill and milling some large cottonwood beams and planks. Can use them for things like shelving on pallet racking, interior loft decking, and trailer decking (just make them extra thick and slather them with diesel and used motor oil). Could also sell some to people for interior beams and mantles and shit like that.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Check out the Alaskan-style improvised chainsaw setups. They're simple and it's even possible to bushcraft some designs for free. I don't have any experience with them myself so I can't recommend anything specific but some people make a lot of good planks that way

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Check out the Alaskan-style improvised chainsaw setups. They're simple and it's even possible to bushcraft some designs for free. I don't have any experience with them myself so I can't recommend anything specific but some people make a lot of good planks that way

            I've seen those for years. Looks like a pain in the ass to be honest. I think I'd rather just build or buy a bandsaw style mill instead.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >What should I do with a giant pile of cottonwood trunks?
      I've heard that the bark sells pretty well to arts & crafts people online. If it's in decent condition still you should look into this. source: a local guy and his son sell the bark to americans online and make pretty good money off something that is otherwise only waste to burn

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Holy shit anon, I read somewhere that the bark was good for carving, but didn't figure there was actually a market for it. Looked on e-bay and sure as shit, people actually sell the bark.

        Might have to see if it is worth it to pack some in a flat rate box and sell it.

        I have used it as a mulch around bushes and trees before. We just broke up chunks with hammers and then covered the ground with it. Pretty much keeps weeds from growing where it lays if you get it layered thick enough.

        I even started making a wedge style chunker out of a gearbox like I saw some gassifier people using on youtube in order to chunk up longer strips of bark, but I never got around to finishing it.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Also worth mentioning that if you have a big pile of leftover logs and they start growing shelf fungus, that too is a valuable pioneer resource. It can be made into mushroom leather hats, Otzi-approved tinder, and colorful dyes, among other uses.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Alternative woodland management strategies...

    Not sure I trust them

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Can't we bio-engineer them to grow faster? tbh that would solve so many issues.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    coppice or pollard and they'll re-grow from the stump/trunk

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >coppice or pollard
      >confer

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        fast growing conifer you can pollard - leave enough trunk and a pine tree will grow back

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >oppice or pollard and they'll re-grow

      If you want a weak tree that you need to keep re-pollarding every 1-2 years because any wind will snap the branches off if they grow big

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        What piss weak species are you coppicing?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          what piss weak winds are you getting?

          I get that you gave someone on PrepHole shitty advice and would rather die than admit that, but nobody asked about pollarding or coppicing.

          Coppicing is done for harvesting the wood after a certain amount of time depending on desired thickness of growth.

          Pollarding is the exact same except higher to allow cattle to graze underneath.

          It has no decorative purpose and the tree cannot just be abandoned after this procedure.

          But good for you that you know the two technical terms anon, we are all happy for you.

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