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Tips for Removing Brush from Your Land


At some point, leaves, branches, and trees will have to be cleared from your landscape. While a small amount of brush can be thrown into green waste containers, it’s not always possible with larger piles. If you’re clearing a substantial amount of brush or already have a pile in your yard, it’s a good idea to have a game plan for getting rid of it. Whether you plan to use the land for farming, hunting, real estate development, or some other purpose, brush removal is a great way to enlarge the area and put it to its full use — all while maintaining a respectful relationship with the surrounding nature.

Surveying Your Landscape

As you make plans for land clearing for your building, you will need to know exactly what you’re dealing with. You’ll want to take a good look at your landscape and figure out what has to be done. If you need to remove trees, you should know if they’re big or small. And do they have a lot of foliage or branches? You also want to know how tall they are because the height, diameter, and fullness will determine how much debris you’ll have after they been removed.

You may also be removing shrubs, grass, and undergrowth. You could have a lot of vines that need to be cut out and removed. The amount of material and the size of the trimmings will determine the best approach for brush removal. If there’s a great deal of debris, you may want to rent a roll-off dumpster instead of waiting for trash collection day.

Coming Up with a Plan for Brush Removal

Before you start a brush removal project, it’s a good idea to come up with a plan of action. Otherwise, you could end up with a lot of excess in your yard (which can be a fire hazard). Large piles of brush can also attract a variety of critters (such as rodents, snakes, ticks, and fleas). When it comes to brush removal, there are a couple of possibilities:

  • Renting a Dumpster — You can clean up your landscape after a brush removal project by renting a dumpster, which can be incredibly effective if you have large pieces to throw away (such as tree limbs and trunks). But you can also use it for shrubbery clippings, grasses, and vines.
  • Using On-Site Brush Grinding — If the site is large enough for a brush grinder, it may be a good option for reducing the footprint of material. It can even be beneficial to your landscaping. Once the brush has been ground up, it creates a mulch that can have a variety of uses in the surrounding landscape. You can lay it in walkways to keep the mud away, cover the beds to keep weeds from growing, or add it around trees to protect the roots.

If you prefer not to keep the mulch made from your brush, it can always be hauled away and used for composting or making soil blends. This will make sure it’s sustainably recycled and kept out of landfills.

If you’re looking for one of the best places for brush removal in Corpus Christi, be sure to get in touch with Dawson Recycling and Disposal.