The Most Important Things to Consider Before Clearing Your Land

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In the past we’ve talked about the importance of taking time to walk through your land to assess the layout, plant diversity, and other aspects of your property. In the article below we will cover some of the top questions we ask during a property walkthrough.

1. Where Is Your House Going To Be Placed?

In most cases your house will be the cornerstone of the property,  and it’s one of the most important considerations when planning your land clearing project. You will want to choose a location that provides optimal privacy, views, and access to sunlight. The size and shape of your house will also play a significant role in determining the ideal location. Determining the location of your house is just the first step; after that we need to map out what roads and pathways need to be created, what recreational spaces need to be opened up, if any forrest thinning is needed, and if any land clearing is required for fire mitigation.

2. What Trees Do You Want To Keep?

Trees are valuable assets to any property, providing shade, beauty, and ecological benefits. Before you start clearing your land, it is crucial to determine which trees you want to keep. Some trees may be in the way of your building plans, while others may have sentimental or aesthetic value. Identifying the trees you want to keep will help you plan your land clearing more effectively and protect the trees that are important to you.

3. What Trees Are Dead, Diseased, or Dying?

While walking through your property we will identify what trees are diseased, dying, or dead. Doing so will give us other clues about the plant health on your property and help us assess your fire wildfire risks. Dead and dying trees pose a significant risk to your property and should be removed as soon as possible. Dead trees are more likely to fall and cause damage, while diseased trees can spread diseases to healthy trees. Removing these trees will not only improve the appearance of your property but also promote the health of your remaining trees.

4. How Will You Revegetate Areas Of Tree Removal?

Finally, we will create a strategy for revegetating the areas where trees will be removed. Revegetation is an important step in maintaining the ecological balance of your property, preventing soil erosion, and promoting healthy growth of new trees and vegetation. A revegetation plan will include planting new trees and vegetation, applying soil amendments, and implementing erosion control measures.

By taking the time to identify the location of your house, the trees you want to keep, the trees that need to be removed, the best location for your home, the views you want to achieve, and how you will revegetate areas of tree removal, you can plan your land clearing project more effectively and ensure the long-term health and sustainability of your property. With careful planning and consideration, you can create a beautiful and functional space that meets your needs and enhances the value of your property.

At Bear Claw Land Services we offer free property walkthroughs and tree removal consultations. Contact us today to schedule an assessment for your land.


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