I am clearing a lot for our first home building project. I have removed all of the large trees and will begin the process of stump removal followed by the builder breaking ground.
My question is about living among tall mature Oak, Cherry, Maple and Poplar. These trees are about 100' tall some bigger. They have all been competing for light for the last 100 years so the branches don't begin until 50 or 60' up. Now that I have thinned them for a " wooded Lot" Will they fill in at the top? Do I run any risk of making the trees more prone to fall in a storm? I want to leave some of these huge trees close to the house for shade. What am I in store for?
Any comments on this is much appreciated.
Here's the lot. Notice the stumps up in there, that is where the house will set.