Does your land have stumps, shrubs, brush, or unwanted trees you need removed? We’ll take care of it. Tree Contractors Northwest Inc isn’t just a tree service company—we help you take care of your property, no matter what it is you need. We provide comprehensive land clearing in Vancouver WA including brush and land clearing and pre-construction site clearing. If you need land cleared, we’re your local team to call!
The Importance of Shrub and Brush Clearing
When most people think of brush clearing they think of keeping their property neat and tidy. That’s not the only reason to do it, though. It’s not even the most important reason.
When you let brush and undergrowth grow up around your property, it becomes a breeding ground for some insects that can be a real nuisance. Plus, it makes a great hiding spot for pests! Ticks, snakes, rats, mice and other vermin can infest shrubs that aren’t cleared away on a regular basis.
Brush can also be a problem for wildfires and grass fires. Most areas that are at risk of wildfires and brush fires practice controlled burning—this gets rid of brush and undergrowth that provide convenient fuel for spreading flames. In fact, some wildfires have been directly linked to a lack of controlled burns. Clearing brush minimizes this risk and keeps low-burning fires from jumping to tree canopies where they can spread quickly.
And if you’re trying to get property ready for construction, brush clearing is an essential part of the process. You’ll need to get to the point where you can actually put a pad together for your house’s foundation, and that means clearing away vegetation.
What kind of pre-construction clearing do you do?
A construction site doesn’t start ready for construction. For most sites, especially here in the Northwest, you need pre-construction site clearing. Construction sites need to be completely clear of trees, shrubs, surface dirt and irregular ground before they can be graded out for a foundation pad.
To make sure the land clearing project is done right, you need the right team. You need an experience crew who knows tree removal, brush and land clearing and dirt work. We have both the knowledge and the equipment to do it. While we generally deal with smaller land sections, feel free to get in touch with us if you have a large section of commercial land and we’ll be happy to find out if we can help.
What are the typical steps of land clearing?
The first thing to be done at the construction site is clearing the site of any unwanted flora. Shrubs and undergrowth are where you have to start. Once you’ve cleared away that undergrowth with hand tools and machinery, you can see what bigger vegetation you have to remove. We can also do this for you if you’d like as part of the shrub and brush removal service.
The next step usually involves a lot of tree work. Because of Vancouver’s extensive tree cover, most sites need several trees felled before construction can begin. Our tree experts know how to fell a tree correctly. We also know which trees to leavethat aren’t in the way of construction. We’re able to make your site look the way you want it to look.
Once trees are cut down, stumps and roots need to be torn out. It’s doubly important if they go under the pad where foundations or footings will sit. If these trees aren’t removed to their roots, they can continue to grow and eventually force their way through the foundation. You’ve probably seen this effect walking down the sidewalk! We make sure that doesn’t happen at your property.
After these steps, the surface soil and vegetation needs to be scraped away to make way for the concrete and asphalt. We’ll make sure everything is ready for construction at this point so that all the concrete contractors have to do is roll in, set up forms and pour.
Comprehensive site clearing
Clearing brush, trees, and shrubs is a process that usually goes from big to small. We take care of trees and trash, large brush, then smaller vegetation and undergrowth to get your property back into its proper shape.
Removing larger trees and clearing out expansive brush and shrubbery takes a variety of equipment, and we’re set up with everything you need. From hand tools to heavy equipment we have it all. If there are trees you’d like to keep around, we can help you through services like tree pruning too. Our goal is to provide thorough land clearing for your future project. And once we’re through clearing out the unwanted plants and debris, and everything else, your land will be ready for the next steps!