What Is Land Clearing?
Land clearing is the practice of removing timber (trees), brush and stumps from an area to create an open lot. The removal of timber and associated undergrowth can be performed for a variety of reasons with an equally diverse number of benefits.
Clearing your land can improve both the environment and your bank account. The benefits of land clearing are varied and depend greatly on the goals of the land owner. One owner may wish to attract more birds and animals, while another may be clearing for the purpose of development.
Benefits and Reasons
Source of Revenue
Timber harvesting has the potential to be very lucrative. Depending on the species of trees on the lot, they can be removed and sold to make boards or sold as pulpwood.
Improved Timber Quality
A long-term land management strategy, land clearing aimed at improving a timber stand’s quality creates a blank slate from which to selectively seed and grow the highest quality and/or most profitable species. Stump removal can be important for maneuverability of equipment in future harvests.
A clearing of land opens up a new type of habitat for various wildlife species. Birds and rabbits particularly like the edges of cleared areas that abut an existing forest, while moose and deer will happily browse on the new growth that follows any cut.
Some land clearing is done to open up a scenic view or create a great view in itself (e.g. turn a wooded backyard into a meadow). This type of benefit is greatly increased with stump removal or stump grinding. In addition to being more visually appealing, the removal of stumps levels the ground, making it easier for recreation or building.
Clearing of the land next to existing structures greatly increases sunlight. In addition to brightening interior rooms, this reduces mold growth on the roof and siding, and can create a warming effect in the home (especially in the winter)!
There are many benefits to land clearing, but only when the job is well done by professional tree removal specialists. A poorly planned clearing can devalue your property and hurt the environment. Tree removal specialists and arborists can assist in proper planning and careful execution of the removal, leaving your lot clean, level and ready for use …as opposed to a muddy mess. For stump grinding and tree removal advice, call Timberlane Tree Service at our Toronto or Newmarket location today!