Henrichsen Wood is focused on 3 main goals when it comes to trees:
First, we want to conserve as much of the canopy as possible. Charlotte and most of North Carolina is home to a beautiful and well established canopy of trees. This canopy helps our climate by absorbing the heat from the sun, protects our soil from runoff, and provides a great visual esthetic to every view. We highly encourage conserving as many trees as possible. Every generation should be able to enjoy the awesomeness of huge trees.
There are times, however, when a tree is blown down in a storm or becomes a hazard to homes or people. That's where we come in. We can help you transform those trees into something useful. All trees should have a chance at a second life....as a shed, a boat, mulch or even a natural bed to grow mushrooms. Our main service is our Mobile Sawmill where we can transform trees into dimensional lumber that can be used for a wide range of projects. If a log isn't right for milling, we can also split the wood to be used for fires - hot dogs, anyone? Branches and smaller limbs can be chipped into a fantastic mulch that will help a garden bed stay cool and moist throughout the summer. As the mulch degrades over time, it gives back needed nutrients to the soil...Win, Win!
The last piece of the puzzle for us is to help the next generation enjoy the diverse and useful canopy of trees. We do this by planting new (and possibly more appropriate) trees in the place of a tree we've transformed. One way we do this is by helping Trees Charlotte, who's mission is to "grow, diversify and steward the city’s iconic urban forest." We recently volunteered to help plant 350 trees at Lawrence Orr Elementary. It was exciting to be a part of something that will help the next generation continue to enjoy big beautiful trees.
If you want to join in the fun, check out their website at www.treescharlotte.org for volunteer opportunities.
When you use our services you can be assured that we are seeing the short term needs of the tree and homeowner as well as keeping in site the long term tree canopy that we all enjoy.