Land clearing is appropriate in numerous situations. It can prepare land for business and residential construction projects, or to restore a tract of land after a fire.


Land clearing for agricultural use typically involves removing all the trees and underbrush on the property. Trees can then be planted for future orchards or crops sown.

Pasture Land

Whether individuals need grazing land for horses, cattle, goats or poultry, land clearing makes those activities possible. Its also beneficial for raising swine. In these types of land clearing, a few trees are usually left to provide shade for the livestock.


Ash, live oak, maple and black walnut trees are just some of the species that can be harvested for lumber through land clearing. Large, old growth trees can be worth a significant amount of money. They can often be safely harvested if desired, while clearing other species.

Development Projects

By far the most common reason for land clearing is to prepare a property for residential and commercial construction projects. Trees on the land can be clear cut or selectively removed.

Roads and Pipelines

Roads, highways and pipelines can’t be constructed without some land clearing. It also opens up properties for access by surveyors.

Restoring Ecosystems

Restoration of native trees and plants after a fire or other type of natural disaster isn’t possible without land clearing. The process removes dead and damaged trees and brush. It enables individuals to restore native species or replant desired varieties that aidd in restoring habitat for wildlife.

Water and Nutrients

Land clearing is beneficial for effective water usage. It can lessen run off and erosion. Desirable trees and plants receive more nutrients from rain water. When forestry mulching is employed during land clearing, trees and underbrush is ground into mulch. As the mulch decomposes, it releases nutrients into the soil and is effective for retaining moisture.