Before taking the enormous task of building a home from the ground up, it is important to plan to the best of your ability. In-depth planning and execution can be the difference between your dream home or a money consuming house. Trees on your property can either increase the value of your home or cost you more money after construction to remove a problematic tree. The tree removal experts of Roswell at Trees Of Georgia can help you make the right choice for your future. While the tree removal process for a new home can be challenging, a professional eye can make the process easier and more cost effective.
Most often the planning and construction of a new home will be done by a builder or general contractor (with sub-contractors overseen by the contractor), hired by the new homeowner. However, some new homeowners are ambitious and may wish to build their home themselves, or have a more active role in the build of their dream home. So knowing the primary steps to getting started are important.
Once plans have been created (drawn) usually by an architect, the very first step to be performed when building on a new lot, is to clear the land. Before putting the foundation down, you need to create a level area that can support the work you are about to start.
- The first step is to map out the area you want to clear.
- You should mark the areas of natural growth that you want to keep in your yard post-construction.
- Keep in mind that there will be areas that are needed to support utilities coming into your home both above and below ground.
Tree Removal in Roswell
According to the Council of Tree and Landscaper Appraisers, a mature tree can often be appraised at a value of $1,000 to $10,000. While trees can be valuable to a property, a tree that is diseased, damaged during construction or generally undesirable and left behind, can be problematic for the future.
The most common forms of tree damage are:
- Disease (mold, fungi, etc.)
- Storm Damage (broken limbs, leaning trees, lightning damage)
- Construction Damage (damage to roots, changing the ground level of the tree, and compacting too much soil around the root system.)
When choosing a company to help with the tree removal process, look into the company carefully. Trees of Georgia has the equipment, experience and expertise to remove a potentially dangerous tree, as well as the stump, to make your land house-ready and more valuable.
If the trees on your property are of any value, it would make sense to contact timber buyers. Contacting multiple buyers ensures that you are getting the most money for your lumber. This can often be handled as well through the proper tree removal company in Roswell. Alternatively, if your lumber is not of any value, it would benefit you to turn the lumber into mulch to further benefit your yard.
After your land has been cleared, one of the last things to do before construction is to level the area (called land grading) you plan to build on. Not only does land grading your construction area create a viable workspace, but it also helps create a natural irrigation system that can protect the house.
While land clearing is often the preferred action by builders due to ease of construction, landscaping plays an important role both curb appeal and land value. A yard without trees would not house birds, provide shade, and add personality to your home. Here are some tips on preserving the ones that would benefit your property the most to keep through proper planning and necessary tree trimming.
Some trees that are desirable in Georgia include:
- Southern Live Oak
- Princeton Elm
- River Birch
- White Dogwood
- Crape Myrtle
Having these trees in your yard can help promote efficient rainwater irrigation, provide natural shade for your home, and even improve the aesthetic appeal and increase property value. If one of those trees are found on your property, consider keeping it on your land rather than clearing it.
Why Not Plant Your Own?
If you were not lucky enough to have some native trees on your land, after construction you can always plant your own. Planting your own trees can be the most planning intensive part of putting your yard together. Before planting any trees, you should plan for the growth of roots, which could buckle the concrete in your driveway or foundation. You can also take proactive steps to save money in the future. Planting a tree on the east side of your home can save you hundreds in energy costs over the years as the tree matures. Contacting an arborist or a tree service professional ahead of time, can help you to plan the right trees for your property, land value and curb appeal.
Some recommended trees to plant in Georgia include:
- American Beech
- Common Boxwood
- Sawtooth Oak
- Pee Gee Hydrangeas
- Weeping Willow
The plants listed above are a mixture of tall-growing trees and privacy-making shrubs. All of these trees can grow to maturity in Georgia but they will benefit your house in different ways.
Plants that are good for privacy include:
- Japanese Holly
- Climbing Roses
- Cherry Laurel
Some plants that are good at providing shade:
- River or Paper Birch
- Bald Cypress
- Live Oaks
- Dawn Redwoods
Let The Tree Removal Experts of Roswell Help
At Trees of Georgia, your trusted Roswell Tree Service provider, we believe that being knowledgeable about the trees in your yard can be more beneficial than most people think. Let us help you alleviate the stress of building planning and landscape design. Our experts can aid your decision-making process every step of the way.
As a licensed and insured tree services company, we have been serving our local community since 2007. Our excellent services are offered in the Atlanta area and have been rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau. Whether it’s tree trimming or removal, you can count on us to provide the best services at an affordable price.
For a free estimate, reach out to us today at (770) 882-4955 or by filling out the contact form on our website.