Common Land Clearing Methods

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When you need to do new construction on a plot of land, you’ll need to clear away any stumps, vegetation, or trees that might be in the way or cause issues during construction. There are several land clearing methods that could be used to achieve this, and each one has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here are the most common land clearing methods to help you understand which might be the best method for your purposes.

The Importance of Land Clearing

Forestry Mulching

This method of land clearing involves selectively cutting away trees and vegetation and turning it all into a soft layer of mulch. This method is environmentally friendly, as it repurposes the cleared vegetation and adds nutrients to the soil with fresh mulch. It is also fairly light on ground disturbance because it uses lighter equipment compared to other methods and doesn’t have to tear up major root networks.

Bulldozing and Excavating

This method of land clearing utilizes heavy-duty equipment, like tractors and bulldozers, but it is fairly efficient. The heavy machinery makes quick work of cutting through and removing unwanted trees and vegetation to clear the land. Excavating can also help with preparing a sturdy and level foundation for your property. Being selective about what you clear can be more difficult with this method, but it can be a great option if you have a larger amount of space that needs to be cleared.

These are just two of the most common and effective land clearing options. No matter the method you choose, it’s always best done by a professional like us at SOS. Contact us today if you would like to learn more.