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4 Tips for Clearing and Removing Brush

Mar 1

4 Tips for Clearing and Removing Brush

Trees, branches, and leaves need to be removed from your landscaping at some point. Small amounts of brush can be disposed of in green waste containers. However, it's not always possible to do so with large quantities of the brush.

You should create a clear plan for clearing out brush and other debris.

Survey your landscape

It is essential to understand what you are doing when you plan on clearing land for landscaping or building. This means taking a close look at your landscape and determining what you need to do.

Do you plan to remove trees? If they are, how big or small? Are they full of leaves and branches or sparse? How tall are the trees? The size, fullness, and diameter of the tree will impact how much tree debris is left behind after it's been taken down.

Perhaps you're actually removing the undergrowth, grasses, or shrubs. Do you have lots of vines to remove and cut? How big and how much of it you have will affect the way you can remove it. A roll-off container can be rented to help with brush removal. This can be a quick and cost-effective way to remove and clear brush on your property.

You should have a plan in place for brush removal

Before you start brush clearing, it is a good idea to create a plan. A lot of brush can end up in your yard and create a fire hazard. You can also make large brush piles a refuge for rodents such as ticks or fleas.

Here are three ways to remove brush:

  • Book a dumpster After brush removal, you may want to clean up your yard by renting a dumpster. This is particularly useful if you have large pieces of debris, such as tree trunks, and branches. However, you can also use the dumpster to dispose of shrubbery, grasses, and vines.
  • On-site brush milling. If you have the space to accommodate a grinder, this is an option that will reduce the material's footprint as well as create a product that can be useful in landscaping. Mulch can be used to protect roots and cover plants, as well as in walkways. Once the brush has been ground, it can be spread over existing gardens to reduce weed growth. Mulch can be added to your landscape as an attractive feature.
  • Mulch from your brush can be taken away to make compost or soil blends. This ensures organic matter like a brush can be reused and kept out of the landfill.

Equipment necessary for brush clearing

Use the proper equipment to clear your landscape. Always remember your safety. Check that your equipment is in good condition. These items will assist you in clearing the brush quickly and effectively.

  • Work gloves
  • Sturdy boots
  • Thick pants
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Protective goggles
  • Protect your ear
  • Insect repellant
  • Machete
  • Pruners
  • Loppers
  • Weed Wacker
  • Chainsaw
  • Shovel
  • Lawnmower
  • Chipper/Shredder (If making your own mulch using dried leaves and twigs on-site)

Tips for brush removal

It is best to start with larger objects and work your way to the lower vegetation when clearing brush from a landscape. This means you should first cut down or trim large trees. Then, work your way down to smaller trees and finally shrubs.

If you wish to completely remove the tree, you will need to remove its stumps. If the root system has a small diameter, then you can use a shovel for small tree stumps with shallow root systems. A stump grinder is best for larger trees that have extensive roots.

You should remove shrubs as well as vines, weeds, and grasses. These items are typically easier to remove but can still prove difficult and time-consuming. You can remove these plants with tools such as a lawnmower. Also, it's a good idea for your blades to be sharpened. This makes it easier and allows you to cut cleanly.

Make your brush removal plans a reality

Clearing unwanted brushes is a tedious task. However, maintaining a clean landscape is an important aspect of land management. Contact Tree Trimmers Kansas City for assistance with your next brush clearing project.


Tree Trimmers Kansas City

1503 N 5th St, Kansas City, KS 66101, USA

(913) 382 8880