Lot Clearing Tips

6 responses

  1. Steve Tidwell
    April 30, 2012

    If you decide to go ahead watch out for Poison Oak!

  2. Eileen Warn
    February 12, 2016

    I had a man clear my lot of all the Brazilian pepper plants and some dead trees. He removed the stumps but there are still roots and stickers sticking up. I have tried raking it but the more I rake the more roots appear. Is there a piece of equipment I can rent to chop up or rakes our some of these roots and stickers? I have already paid $3500.00 and can't afford to hire someone else.

    • Tim Carter
      February 13, 2016

      The only thing I can think of is for you to cut the offensive roots by hand using a lopping shears.

  3. Taylor
    July 23, 2017

    I know that this is an older post but I need advice and I am getting a mix of it from family and friends. I am looking into buying a 7.5 acre lot of land to place a modular on. The lot is nothing but tree and rock. I don't mind the very large rocks so much but the trees have to go! I'm trying to figure out if I should just do enough for the drive way and the house, or do the whole lot. I just don't want an ugly piece of land for years to come.

    • Tim Carter
      July 24, 2017

      It may be an older post, but the info is accurate. If you clear the entire lot you'll end up with a moonscape. Go back up, watch the videos. CLICK the links above to get FREE & FAST bids from local excavators that can get the job done fast.

  4. Scott Light
    July 25, 2017

    I purchased a 10 acre lot in 2003 to build my house (I was 40 years old then). The lot was hilly and covered with both hardwoods and pines. My wife and I cleared approximately 2 acres for the home site, leaving select trees. This took us about 9 months of weekends and a week of vacation. It's not for everyone as it is very physically demanding work. I left the stumps about 4 feet tall (great advice in the article) and hired someone with a bulldozer to come in and push them up, excavate for the basement and footings and build my road. I also purchase a compact tractor with a front end loader and couldn't have done it without the tractor. This is a lot bigger job than most people realize. Proceed with caution!

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