Monday, July 15, 2019

Consider Keeping Trees When Clearing Land

Clearing out land is done when new construction goes up, but that is not the only time this occurs. Installing a septic tank or paving a driveway are two other occasions when land needs to be cleared. On a larger scale, farmers and ranchers may need to clear trees from acres of land to make way for livestock pastures, riding arenas, and crop fields. During that process, most if not all trees will be cut down, but that does not always have to be the case.


When building a home, one of the attributes is the surrounding vegetation and that includes trees. The appearance of vegetation leaves an aesthetic appeal and can increase the price of a home. Curb appeal is also a major selling point for homes and it is difficult to have peak curb appeal without any trees. The future should always be a consideration when planning out the landscape of a home. Consult with a professional tree services company to determine the healthiest and safest trees to keep.

Even the most avid tree enthusiasts should be aware that not all trees should be kept. Ones that may be weakened or unhealthy can cause more problems than they are worth. So, when deciding upon which trees to keep, be sure to check their health. Trees closer to a home should all be very healthy. Otherwise, they run a greater risk for carpenter ant infestations. And next up in the path of those ants will be your home. Knowing how large a tree will grow and determining if it

It is also important to note that cutting down a tree will not destroy it altogether. As long as 60% of the tree’s root system is left intact, it will spawn new growth. This is where stump grinding and removal come into play. Clearing trees with a bulldozer is a way of destroying the root system but it can cause quite a bit of damage to the land as well as trees and other vegetation you wish to keep intact. If there is a desire to keep selective trees alive, then clearing trees with a bulldozer would not be recommended in most cases.

When clearing trees, most municipalities require a permit. A failure to do so could lead to trouble. That is why it is important to go through the proper permitting procedures before clearing any trees. An experienced tree service will be able to divulge the specifics in this area of service.


Another consideration is the potential obstruction that a tree may pose. If a tree obstructs a view, it could be considered in the way. However, trees often create a picturesque scene, which is something to consider before obliterating trees from a plot of land. Their appearance adds a scenic touch.

When you are ready to clear trees off your land, contact the Tree Works and we will prove why we are the top tree trimming Charlotte, NC has to offer.