Lot clearing is a big deal, no matter why you want to clear it. In Peterborough, many people will choose to clear lots to build new homes or to establish a site for a new business. With this comes a lot of concern – if the company doing the lot clearing doesn’t do a good enough job, there can be many problems in just a short time.

Lot clearing in Peterborough isn’t just cutting down trees and removing them – it is so much more. There is a lot that goes into this type of work, including things that you may not think about if you haven’t done something of this scale before now.

Here are a few different things to consider:

Why Do I Need Professional Lot Clearing?

  • The work can be extremely backbreaking
  • May require professional tools that you don’t have
  • There are some hidden intricacies that you don’t know

If you are considering clearing a lot, you probably know that doing so by hand is going to be quite a bit of work. Some people are willing to take on this type of work whereas other people are not. No matter where you stand, you should know that this isn’t just a lot of work, it is a lot of backbreaking work. It will require you to do a lot of heavy lifting, bending, stretching, and moving.

On top of all that, you have to think about disposal. Where are you going to put all of the rubbish, trash, and debris that you remove from your lot? Traditional trash collection services don’t always take away some of this, and you won’t be able to put everything out at once.

Professional lot clearing will do all of the heavy work and remove the debris so that you are truly done with it as soon as you want to be. According to Ask The Builder, they will also have access to heavy machinery and tools that you do not have access to and probably do not want to buy on your own.

What To Look For In Professional Lot Clearing Services

  • Make sure the company is insured and licensed to do the work
  • Ensure that they have reviews you can trust
  • Always talk to the company about the work that they do – don’t just hire someone over the internet

If you are thinking about hiring professional lot clearing services in Ontario, you may want to look into a few different companies. Some companies are better equipped to handle certain jobs than others – especially if you have a lot of land to clear or something that is quite difficult.

You want to talk to that company about their workers, as you obviously want to know who will be on your property. You also want to ask about the tools they will use, the machinery needed, and a timeline ahead of the job. All of these things may impact your decision. Often, according to Wiki-How, they will break down the lot clearing into steps.

What Can Be Cleared From A Lot?

  • Certain things are easier to remove than others
  • Some things cannot be removed
  • Infestations need to be monitored.

There are certain things that should be removed and other things that shouldn’t be removed right away. For example, “If dead branches or dead trees are leaning into or against live trees, they must be removed.  Any trees, live or dead, that have fallen into other trees, (ex: “leaners”) must be dropped to the ground, cut up and stacked or removed from the lot.  Dead branches and trees ignite quickly.  If the “fire ladder” has not been eliminated, a fire within those trees will quickly “climb” the ladder of limbs and begin spreading faster, gaining heat and momentum with every tree consumed,” according to Ebbett’s Pass.

One thing that many professional lot clearing services need to be aware of is that there are certain things that need to be reported. For example, if the Emerald Ash Borer is found on the lot, that needs to be reported. There may be other things that are discovered, especially on lots that have a lot of debris and heavy tree cover.

What Else Do I Need To Know About Lot Clearing?

  • Good lot clearing can prevent many issues down the line
  • Similarly, bad lot clearing can lead to further issues
  • There are rules and regulations you need to know

As with anything, there are specific rules and regulations that come with lot clearing, no matter where it is. For people who are clearing out a significant amount of wooded area, there may be rules that you haven’t even considered. For instance, some local townships and cities have rules about how many trees you can cut down, if you can replant trees right away, and so much more. These rules are different for commercial properties and properties where you will build a home.

The truth is that there are so many rules and regulations that it is impossible to know whether or not you are going against the law. This is why working with professional lot clearing services in Southern Ontario is so important – you will know that you are on the right side of the law and that you are getting a good deep lot clearing.

Lot clearing, tree care, and tree removal are all part of the work that we do at Van Till Tree Care. We aim to provide exceptional service and would love to help you with your next project, no matter how big or how small.

If you are looking for a tree care professional in Southern Ontario, give Van Till Tree Care a call today at (705) 653-3777. We will help you to better understand your trees and advise you on particular issues such as green spots, pruning trouble, or soil problems. We can help you with many other issues that you might find among your trees – from the very top of the tree to the roots, no matter how old they are.

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