What is mechanical land clearing?

Developed for forestry and land clearing operations, mechanical methods use machines to eliminate large or dense infestations. Compact loaders, crushers and tractors and excavators with special attachments have been used to reduce invasive woody plants. Areas that are heavily wooded and need to be cleared are in danger of removing the entire topsoil. The upper layer of soil contains most of the organic matter in the soil and below the soil is barren.

Using machines for ground cleaning removes trees and root balls from trees, and also removes the entire upper layer of soil. An alternative to this is manual cleaning, which is more expensive and time consuming; however, it reduces the amount of topsoil that is removed. Therefore, it takes less time to prepare the soil and add the necessary nutrients. Felling and grubbing land will remove vegetation and ground cover, which may cause some soil erosion during the monsoon.

While very common in the commercial property development industry, land clearing is also typical of some homeowners. Mechanical cultivation, flooding and chemical control are used to eliminate weeds; however, there are types of weeds such as alang-alang that grow back due to rhizomes in the soil once the soil has been cleared. There are several important factors to consider before starting land clearance, as this ensures that the cost is reasonable and that the land is adequately prepared for agriculture. Some farmland, such as orchards and pastures, does not suffer from stones in the ground, but crops such as wheat and corn can have problems.

We also specialize in regular and highly recommended tree care by trimming hedges and pruning trees in the North Shore region, Central Auckland, South Auckland, Auckland East and Western Auckland region. Felling trees in Auckland is quite common, as there are still several trees in this city that can hinder construction sites.