Clearing a parcel of land of the trees is the initial stage of a planned development project. It can be done in a number of ways, including hand clearing, burning, and doing the work with heavy equipment. If you have a large project, hand clearing is obviously not going to work out. Burning is a very quick method of land clearing, but it is often not the way to go. Here are some situations where heavy-equipment land clearing is better than burning.
- Future use involves growing plant life- Burning a property often sterilizes the ground, and it can take a long time to recover to the point that anything will grow successfully. Unless you are planning a large parking lot, you’ll want grass and other landscaping to stand a chance, so equipment land clearing is the better option.
- Too many structures nearby- A fire can get out of control despite the most prudent safety measures, so it is best to avoid burning for land clearing when there is too much nearby that would be put at risk.
- Keep certain trees- If there are trees and other vegetation on your land that you want to keep, burning isn’t recommended. An experienced land clearing professional can clear the trees you want and retain those you wish to keep.
- Avoid erosion- Burning increases the chances of erosion, so avoid this method for situations where erosion would set your project back. Full clearing like this would also leave the land open to invasion from non-native invasive species that could be difficult to eradicate once they gain control.
If you need land clearing services in North Carolina, as well as other site preparation services, reach out to us at L&S Site Contractor. We have more than 20 years of heavy equipment experience, and all of our employees have the proper training and certifications to handle your land clearing in an efficient and safe manner. Contact us today to schedule an on-site consultation and get started with the bid process.