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Land Clearing NW

2818 S Parkway Ave  
Battle Ground, WA 98604


(360) 702-7739

Frequently Ask Questions

Land Clearing NW

Frequently Ask Questions

What you need to know about forestry mulching?

The modern method of land clearing is called “forestry mulching,” and it involves the use of specialized machinery to pulverize brush and trees. In recent years, forestry mulching has become the normal practice for dealing with woody vegetation and debris. Because there is no need to burn or transport away debris, this kind of land clearing causes little disruption to the topsoil and the root systems of attractive trees. The use of bulldozers and excavators, both large and machinery-intensive, has been reduced as a result of forestry mulching. Soil erosion and compacting are common results of using these bigger, more powerful devices without the proper permits.

What sets forestry mulching apart from other forms of land clearing?

As a result, forestry mulching has become the most popular technique of land clearing because of its speed, ease, and low cost. Simply removing a few roots from the ground is usually sufficient. Mulching the trees and vegetation where they are and without moving the root systems greatly reduces the likelihood of soil erosion and its harmful impact on the surrounding environment. Because soil is the foundation for land, sowing, and planting, this is of the utmost importance. You may just leave the mulched material on the ground, and it will act as a protective barrier against erosion while also breaking down to restore the soil’s nutrients. This kind of land clearing also avoids several other processes, such as site preparation, cutting, falling, transport, and clearing. Forestry mulching reduces pollutants and saves money for consumers since it doesn’t need the use of as much heavy machinery. Overall, forestry mulching helps the customer save both time and money.

Why doesn't your website include prices, and what is the average price range for this?

Forestry mulching techniques may vary significantly from one area to the next. Some companies charge by the hour, while others charge per completed project. Land Clearing NW  does not publish its prices online since each project is different. Before quoting a price, we thoroughly evaluate each project and show the client the space that has to be removed. By doing so, we can better understand the client’s needs.

What factors are taken into account while determining costs?

Some of the variables that determine the price are tree type, tree diameter, tree to brush ratio, acreage, terrain (steep regions, lots of rocks), and tree age (hardwood vs. cedar). etc

Do you need special licenses to operate?

There is no need for special permits. If you reside in a zone that is mandated to maintain its forestry preservation, you may need to verify that you can have a portion of the land cleared.

How many acres a day can be cleared?
The amount of acres that can be cleared per day depends on the amount of trees and their diameter. If the area is mostly brush, it will take a lot less time to go through than 10 trees. Acres cleared can range from 1 -10+ per day.
When is the best time to have my land forestry mulched?

Anytime is a good time for forestry mulching and reclaiming your land. We work in all seasons. In the winter and spring when the foliage and leaves have fallen our visibility is clearer. This makes it a little easier on us as we can see what is on the ground. However, it doesn’t have an effect on our ability to forestry mulch in any season.

What type of equipment do you use?

We use Kubota Skid Steer SVL 97 and a top of the line Fecon mulching head that is outfitted with knives in the center and we have carbides on the outer portion of the drum. This gives us the best of both worlds, durability and a finer product for the customer.

What are some factors you use to determine cost?
Some factors that determine cost include; diameter of the trees, the number of trees verses brush, acreage, landscape (steep areas, lots of rocks), species of trees (hardwood vs cedar) etc.
How much does this typically cost ?
Forestry mulching can range slightly in the area. We price each job on a thorough evaluation and walk through of the area needing to be cleared with the customer. That way we completely understand what the customer is looking for.
Are there any special permits needed?
No special permits are required. If you live in an area that is under forestry preservation you might need to check to make sure you can have some of the area cleared.
How much does stump grinding usually cost?

The size and number of stumps determines the cost of stump grinding services. It is always best to have us measure your stump to give you a quote.

How long does it take to get rid of a tree stump?

Stump grinding can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on how big the stump is. Colorado State University says that most tree roots are between 6 and 24 inches below the ground. Our team will get the job done on time.

Do you have a license and insurance?

Yes, we are fully licensed and insured for stump grinding services to make sure you are protected. 

Do you remove wood chips?

When the job is done, our team of stump grinders rakes and cleans up the site so it looks good. As this is a professional stump-grinding business, we don’t haul away extra mulch for two reasons:

1. To compensate for the lost time grinding, we must charge as much as machine time.

2. We offer the best service and put all of our efforts into getting rid of as many stumps as possible in the most effective way.

What should I do to get ready for a stump grinding?

Before our stump grinding  services, the work area needs to be free of rocks and other debris. If we miss any part of a stump, we’ll go back to the site and grind it again for free. But no part of a stump, including its roots, will be removed or covered by our re-grind protection program if it is covered by rocks or other debris or is too close to houses, fences, etc. at the time of removal.

What kind of equipment do we use?

We use a Bandit SG-75 that has a powerful Kohler diesel engine with 74 horsepower. This stump grinder has the most horsepower of any in its class. More power means grinding stumps faster, which saves time, and time is money. Bandit’s Super Sweep keeps users from taking too big of a cut and stopping the engine by automatically moving the cutter wheel away from a cut that is too aggressive. The SG-75’s rubber tracks can be extended to a length of 55 inches, which makes it a very stable platform for grinding. When the tracks are retracted, they are only 35 inches long, which is small enough to fit through most backyard gates. This means that this unit can clear a lot of land quickly, but it can also be used as a backyard grinder in a residential setting.

Arnold Compton
Arnold Compton
Did great work clearing on my property, will consider using them again.
Thomas Walker
Thomas Walker
We hired this company to clean up some brush, blackberries and a variety of tree limbs, stumps, and even some old fallen trees (basically, a jungle). When they were finished, the whole area (to our surprise and amazement) became usable again. They not only do a great job, but actually care about their customers, explaining everything they did and why. We will not hesitate to use them again. I highly recommend giving them a try. If your experience is anything like ours, you won't be disappointed.
Susan Walker
Susan Walker
This is one of the best businesses we've worked with. We will definitely be using this business again. We wish we had known about them sooner. We highly recommend this business.
Alex O
Alex O
Land Clearing NW was excellent from the start and very professional. One phone call to hire him, and he showed up exactly on the scheduled time and day. After years of dealing with the stumps on my property, he cleared them all out in a morning. He has this amazing remote-controlled stump grinding machine that makes the yard look good again. Fast, efficient, professional, and reasonably priced. If that doesn't check all the boxes, I don't know what does!
Bram Van Den Berg
Bram Van Den Berg
Great service. They replied to my phone call. Answered all my questions and then got on and got the job done. Friendly and professional. Unlike other business that I called. I will be calling again for more work to be done on my farm.
frankie mendoza
frankie mendoza
Called these guys came out promptly. Did an excellent job removing my stumps and did it very efficiently and fast. Can't even tell there was a tree stump there.
brian gram
brian gram
The team at Land Clearing NW did a great job and reasonably priced. They removed a number of stumps and cleared a large area of blackberry bushes all within a few hours. I would definitely recommend this team and plan on using them in the future!
Removed the stumps in my backyard in no time. Professional and on time. Will definitely call them for future needs.
Marius P
Marius P
Great Job! I recommend Land Clearing NW for forestry mulching and stump grinding services. As a developer and home builder, I need to work with an experienced and professional contractor. I'm very happy with John services: he provides good customer service and offers a great value.