At Vickery Lawn Service, Land Clearing, and Stump Grinding, we offer a variety of services designed to help you prepare your land for construction and other development. One of those services is underbrush removal, and in this article, we’ll go over some key information you need to know about it.
What is Underbrush?
First, we need to explain what underbrush is. The term underbrush refers to vegetation growing under the larger trees in a forest, including smaller trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants. Underbrush grows thickly over the ground and can make it difficult or impossible to pass through, which is why people typically cut trails through wooded areas.
Why Do I Need to Remove Underbrush?
There are several reasons why underbrush removal might be necessary for your property, such as:
- Accessibility – One reason why you might need underbrush removal services is to clear a path through areas of thick vegetation so pedestrians and vehicles can pass through.
- Utility – You might also need to use our underbrush removal services to clear up a piece of land and prepare it for another use. For example, if you plan to build on that land or plant other trees or crops, you’ll need to get rid of the native vegetation first.
- Fire Protection – We also recommend clearing away underbrush close to your buildings, as it can provide fuel for fires and put your property at risk. By keeping underbrush away from your building, you create a protective fire break around the structures—essentially, the flames will be less likely to leap to the building itself because they won’t have enough fuel to get there.
- Forest Health – Lastly, underbrush removal services are often good for the overall health of the forest. Smaller plants compete with the larger trees for nutrients, and by removing the competition, you allow trees and other desirable plants to get the resources they need to thrive.