When you visit a lumber yard or home improvement store, all those pieces of wood may look exactly the same to you. However, there is a reason why there are so many different prices for timber, and why they're often classified with different technical terms. Choosing the wrong type of timber can mean selecting pieces that detract from the overall look of a project and which in turn requires more work for you, or it may mean overpaying for a type of timber you do not really need.
If you live in an old house, you might find that some of the trees in your yard are as old, or older, than your house. Trees are a great link to the past of the house, but as they get older, like any living thing, they need a little more tender loving care! I help homeowners restore and maintain the trees at their house so that they look beautiful and healthy again. If you are the proud owner of an older tree and want to make sure it retains its natural glory, keep reading for my hints and tips.