Can I Clear Land Myself?

Whether preparing for a major renovation and extension, or simply cleaning up your property, we’re often asked if you can clear land yourself.

In this article, we’ll tell you all you need to know about whether you can clear land yourself. From what’s involved, to the type of equipment, planning and restrictions, our experts will take you through it all.

We’ll also suggest when it might be time to call in the professionals like those on our team at Affordable Tree Service.

Is it Possible to Clear Land Myself? 

It is possible to clear land yourself, in some cases. But your question should really be if you want to. Not only are there certain restrictions on what you can and can’t clear yourself, you also need to factor in the time and skill associated with doing so.

You should think about the type of equipment you need to get the job done, as the cost of hiring such things can be more expensive than organising professional services.

Just some of the equipment you may need to hire includes:

– excavators or mini excavators
– stump grinders
– mulchers
– waste removal trucks
– skip bins

And before you do that, you have to work out your planning, complete with accurate measurements and placement of utilities or sewage lines so you don’t find yourself in hot water. By the time you get all that done, our professionals could have been in and out, but you haven’t even started.

Do I Need a Permit to Clear Land Myself? 

Again, this depends on what you’re doing. It’s one thing to clear up rubbish and pull out flower beds to make room for new plants. It’s another thing to remove trees – especially those native to Australia and if they are home to wildlife like koalas or possums.

When You Should Call Affordable Tree Service 

There’s nothing worse than starting a project and finding you’re out of your depth.

At Affordable Tree Service, we have the expertise and know how to assist with all your land clearing needs, including advice on permits and planning, having the right equipment and everything you’ll ever need.

To arrange for professional land clearing services from someone who knows what they’re doing, call Affordable Tree Service today.