and you have decided to go forward. Now this publication addresses a question many new landowners ask: How do I clear land? Land Clearing Methods Perhaps the most common method of clearing land is to harvest the timber, bulldoze to “grub ” or remove the stumps, and then establish the next cover (yard, pasture, house, driveway, etc.). Leftover trees and brush can be handled in a variety of ways (Table 1). While this method may be the most economical and makes finding operators easy, it can also result in extensive damage to the soil. Additionally, unless the timber is very valuable, using a bulldozer may end up costing more than if the timber value was forfeited for easier stump removal
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