What are the pros and cons of cutting down trees?

Pros and cons of felling treesMore space. For those who work on a smaller piece of land, there may be no other option but to cut down some trees. Whether or not to remove a tree from your property is an important decision. There are many reasons to cut down trees, but this will irreversibly alter your landscape.

This may be exactly what you want, but you should take some time to consider the advantages and disadvantages of tree removal before starting the process. Our planet is covered by more than 10 billion acres of forest, representing more than 30% of its entirety. Now, people are reducing them at a rapid rate (about 15 million acres per year) in a process called deforestation in order to accommodate developments, such as roads, buildings and other man-made structures. This has been happening since the early 1990s.

With the expectation that 10 billion people will be on the planet by 2050 and the endless explosion of growth in sight, space has become a more important need on Earth. When there are forests on land that could be used as a room, removing them can create more living space. Commercial establishments and homes will also be built using products that have been removed from the biome. When it comes to the topic of deforestation, most of the time it is considered something negative.

However, there are also several reasons why this practice is done. Deforestation is the felling and removal of forests or trees for various purposes. It can also be caused by natural disasters. Around 18 million acres of deforestation are reported to occur in a year and approximately 30% of the world's forests have already been cleared.

Be that as it may, there are also numerous benefits of clearing tropical forests. Let's take a look at the two opposite sides of this topic. Cost and danger aside, is it necessary? Cutting down a tree can eliminate the shade that causes a person's electricity bill to be lower during the summer. Tree roots can be vital in trapping water runoff.

It can be the glue that holds a hillside together. In addition, accessing the tree can destroy the plants that surround it. A large tree that shades the south and southwest of your home can significantly reduce cooling costs in summer by up to 25 percent. Discover how proper forest management and carefully considered tree removal can benefit you, the landscape and native animal species.

This could be good in summer because trees will lower your cooling costs, but a lack of sunlight in your home could also be undesirable depending on your personal tastes and the type of climate you live in. If you decide to go ahead with removing a tree, you should contact a tree care expert. Then, be sure to ask lots of questions if you decide to hire a service to cut down the tree. When forests are cut down, not only are trees lost, but also countless amounts of wildlife, such as mammals, birds, insects, amphibians and many other animals, making them their home. 

Deforestation translates into the availability of trees that can be converted into wood and used for construction. However, cutting down trees and replanting them, taking care to never completely eliminate local animal habitats, offers a surprisingly renewable resource for all our manufacturing needs. With the continuous felling of trees, wild animals and birds that use these trees as their homes find themselves with nowhere to go. Some of these farmers who burn or cut down trees do not plant new ones to replace what they have removed, and because of this, there will be fewer trees that will be used in the future as sources of wood.

If the tree you're considering removing is on the south side of your house, think about what the summer months will be like for you once the sun shines its full force on your house all day long. Many tree felling services may not have the experience or incentive to tell you that the tree can be saved.

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