Land clearing is a common practice for farmers and builders and usually happens when the weather gets warmer. Around springtime is when a lot of constructors and farmers start clearing land to make way for new crops or for new buildings. Land clearing is the process of removing trees, stumps, or other vegetation to allow the construction of buildings or the farming of land. Though there are some ways to minimally impact the soil, there’s one way that works quite a bit better and avoids disturbing the soil below the surface. This is usually done by leaving a layer of mulch on the surface of the soil, which acts as an erosion barrier and a soil enrichment.
There is also another way called selective clearing, which means you can choose what to clear off of your land. This is usually common in areas where non-native plants have taken over native plants, and a program or service wants to make way to prepare the habitat for native plants and animals.
If you are looking into land clearing in the spring, here are just a few things that you should be aware of before you undertake this massive project.
What Is the Cost?
One of the big drawbacks of having your land cleared is the cost. An estimate from a publication written by SheaPorr states that the cost can be anywhere from $200 to $400 an hour, but can be as high as $1,200 an hour. There’s a large variation in costs, so be sure to talk to your potential provider about what type of land clearing you’d like to do and how large an area you’d like to clear.
How Long Will It Take?
This also depends a lot on the type of land clearing that you’d like to do and how many acres there are to finish. Usually crews (depending on the size) will be able to clear anywhere from 1 to 8 acres a day.
What Are the Benefits of Land Clearing?
There are many different benefits of land clearing depending on the final product you’d like, but a lot of the benefits include removing pests, making a field ready for planting, and making way for the construction of a new building. But, there are some other problems that may happen if you don’t clear properly, or take care of your cleared property, like soil compaction, erosion, or damage resulting from falling trees.
One of the best ways to deal with land clearing is to contact your local conservation service and decide the best way to clear your land. With Good Morrow Land Services, we ensure the highest tree care standard for our customers and have certified arborists to keep the tree removal on your property to the highest standards. Call today for more information about spring land clearing !