3 Land Clearing Tips

June 20, 2018

Take a long look at your residential or commercial property. Are you really getting the most out of it? Or are you limited in what you can do?

Here’s the thing: land clearing is the first step in making use of what might be a patch of unusable land at the moment. However, land clearing is usually anything but an easy task.

Here are three tips to consider before getting started on this project:

Have the right equipment

Hoping to make land clearing another DIY chore? Then it’s crucial to have the right equipment.

We’re talking about everything from hand tools to chainsaws. Of course, some patches of land might warrant the use of a bulldozer. Let’s take a closer look at some of this equipment:

  • Chainsaw – You will probably need something to cut down trees. Keep in mind, though, that your chainsaw can serve multiple purposes. For example, have you thought about what you’re going to do with all those giant logs? A quality chainsaw can help you cut these into more manageable pieces. One more thing piece of advice here: be sure you have experience with cutting down trees. The fact is that one mistake can lead to disaster. If you aren’t completely confident in your ability, then it’s probably best to contact a professional tree removal service.
  • Excavator – Are you clearing the land in order to use it? If so, then tree stumps cannot remain in the ground. So what’s the solution? Well, your best bet is to use a mid-sized excavator. Doing so is a much quicker method compared to rotting or burning. Again, though, we want to emphasize the safety factor here. An excavator fits into the category of heavy machinery. If you don’t really know what you’re doing, then contact an expert. The last thing you want is to cause damage to the land and wind up shelling out more money to a contractor.  

Use the trees for your benefit

It’s easy to focus solely on getting the land ready for what you’re doing. That said, take the time to actually inspect the trees on your property. It’s worth a few minutes to see if there are any rare hardwoods on your property.

Switching gears a bit, do you have any Easter Red Cedar, Ash, or Black Walnut trees on your property? Then give some thought to timbering the land and selling the logs for profit.

Wondering how the selling process works? Basically, companies will be interested in non-valuable wood if they choose to grind it into wood chips for mulch and/or fuel. Another idea is to keep the wood for yourself and let it serve as firewood in the winter.

Obtain the necessary permits

In most cases, a permit is required before clearing land. This can be an arduous process, so have some patience while waiting for approval. Don’t forget about the permit fees associated with land clearing, either.  


There are significant costs and risks when it comes to land clearing. That’s why we recommend trusting the professionals to get the job done.

Pro Tree Service has taken on countless land clearing projects over the last 30 years. We go above and beyond to ensure your expectations are met without disrupting the rest of your projects. Whether your project involves land clearing for real estate developments, roadways/highways, or something completely different, we have you covered.

Site preparation is a big deal. At Pro Tree Service, we will walk you through the entire process. After a site visit, we will determine the most sensible way to go about your project.

You deserve working with contractors who realize that land clearing is an investment on your end. It doesn’t take long to realize that the skill and expertise at Pro Tree are second to none. For example, we use only the best commercial equipment.

Land clearing entails everything from tree removal to tree trimming and tree pruning to general tree care. You can rest easy knowing that our fully licensed, bonded, and insured team will exceed your expectations.

See how Pro Tree Service can transform your commercial property. Contact us today to get started.

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