Our Lot Clearing FAQ
How much does lot clearing cost?
Lot clearing will vary depending on a number of factors. We can come to your property to provide you with an accurate quote for your specific project. We’ll take a look at the size of the property, the accessibility, the grading needs, the amount of trees on site, and the amount of debris that will need to be removed — among other factors. Reach out to us today if you’d like to learn more about our pricing structure and if you’d like to get a quote for your project.
Is a permit required to clear out my property?
Permit requirements vary location by location. Here in the state of Michigan, you may be required to obtain a permit for your lot clearing project, depending on the risk of erosion, the number of trees being displaced, and whether or not your property is considered a wetlands area — among other factors. If you’d like to take a look at an overview of some of the permit requirements that must be fulfilled for lot clearing on Michigan property, you can check out the Land Clearing Management document from Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality.
Can I perform a land clearing project myself?
While you can perform a land clearing project yourself, you should be wary that you’ll have to obtain permits, and the process can be expensive, time consuming, and dangerous if you aren’t properly prepared. With Able Tree Experts, you can trust that we’ll obtain the right permits for your particular jobsite. Plus, we provide affordable rates for our work, and we use heavy machinery to make quick work of even the most difficult tasks. Beyond that, we wear the right safety equipment, and always work with safe practices. We’re also insured, in case anything does happen while we’re on the job. In short, you won’t have to lift a finger, and you won’t have to spend much to get your project off the ground swiftly and smoothly.
Why should I choose Able Tree Experts?
As your local tree care team, we have a few advantages over other lot clearing providers: We can take down the biggest trees on your property; and we have the experience and knowledge to perform all tree removals safely. We utilize appropriate tree removal equipment, including a crane when necessary, to clear your lot while protecting any valuable property that resides nearby.
Can you level and grade my lot?
Yes. While we’re on site, we’d be happy to level and grade the terrain as you’d like, so that you’re ready to start your building project. We use bulldozers and skid-steers to move earth on your property, providing you with the grade that you desire for your landscaping and building vision.
What do you do with the trees, shrubs, and rubbish on my property?
When we perform a lot clear, we’ll remove all of the trees, shrubs, and rubbish from your property that you’d like us to remove. We recycle tree material into firewood and mulch, and we properly chip, recycle, and compost other plant matter so that it can be re-utilized. With rubbish on your property, we’ll remove it and recycle what we can. Feel free to learn more about our wood recycling services.
Can I keep the wood from my property?
Absolutely. We can chip all of the wood on your property into a mulch if you’d like to use it for gardening, planters, and landscaping. Or, if you prefer, we can split your wood into firewood, so that it can be dried and utilized as you’d like. Learn more about our mulch and firewood!
Will I be able to plant grass on my lot after it is cleared?
Yes. With proper preparation, you should be able to plant grass on your property in no time. We strive not to leave too many wood chips if you’re planning on planting grass, so that your soil remains ideal for seed or sod. You may want to check the pH and nutrient balances of your soil before you plant, and you may need to add a topsoil to ensure that your grass takes hold of the soil on your recently cleared property.