Brush and Land Clearing for Des Moines Communities

Clear your lot of overgrown brush. Whether you want a clean slate for grass or a blank canvas for landscaping, we are here to serve. 

Every lot, and piece of land is different, and the desired outcome for each land owner may be different as well.  Communication and a clear objective is the first place we start.  Whether you would like your trees cut down, stumps removed, grass seed planted, sod installed or just some pruning done we have done it, and we can do it for you. Land clearing means something different for each project, and we approach it with that mindset.

Some things to consider when contemplating lot clearing….Will I need a land disturbance permit?  Will a construction entrance need to be installed?  Does the Department of Transportation need to be notified?  Does Iowa One Call need to be called for utility marking? Do I need a silt fence installed?  The answer may be yes to them all or it could also be that none of the above apply.  We can help you sort through them as we discuss the objective you are trying to reach and the methods we will use in achieving your goal.  Also keep in mind that each county has different requirements on lot size disturbances and permits for land clearing.  

Methods, what methods?  Well it might be as simple as a pole saw with a brush chipper, or it may be as complicated as a skid steer with a root grapple and a backhoe or an excavator.  As a full service landscaping company, we have the trucks and equipment to deliver topsoil, mulch, and stone and the ability to carry away the debris from the job site for disposal. Whatever the method, we will discuss the options with you in detail so that you are aware of what is happening every step of the way.

Brush is easy?  Yep.  Brush lots are relatively easy and are usually fairly quick to resolve and brush piles are easier yet.  Chainsaws, brush chipper, loppers, maybe a root grapple and Voila’.  Well, maybe not that easy, but brush lots are usually much less red tape and therefore easier to resolve and we do many of them annually. 

We try to keep things simple for you and for mother earth.  Our goal is to meet your goal with as little disturbance to the land as possible while trying to protect your existing yard, your future yard, the neighbors, the roadways, the watershed, your mother-in-law…. I think you get the idea.

Des Moines Lot Clearing

One of the questions we often get in Iowa is regarding the disposal of brush. Many landowners ask if we can burn piles of brush rather than pay the per-ton fee the landfill charges, as well as fuel and labor costs in removing the debris from the land. While a landowner may be allowed to burn piles of brush according to their municipality’s rules, our license and insurance does not cover starting or managing fires. Our brush removal fees are reasonable and offer a safer alternative to the disposal of yard waste and brush piles. 

We have some unique equipment as well that can provide additional benefit. For example, if you have a wood burning stove or fireplace, instead of paying to remove a tree you can use our mobile log splitting service. We tow a log splitter to your home and turn the tree into firewood on the spot. Now you have your own firewood, neatly stacked, and no debris removal fee. 

Some Des Moines’ homeowners have unique challenges related to their lot clearing project. We do take on custom requests! We have removed fallen retaining walls, old swimming pools, sheds, you name it. Let us know how we can help you today. 

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(703) 623-1995

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Tree Services

Lot clearing jobs often include the need to do some tree work. We trim limbs, cut fallen timber, or remove dangerous trees.

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Excavation & Grading

You may need to repair the base layer, add drainage, or grade your land to protect your drive from excessive water runoff.

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Stump Grinding

Grinding stumps is easier and cleaner than pulling them out of the ground. You also get premium mulch for free.

Contact Us

4716 Fillmore St., Norwalk, IA 50211

703-623-1995

stumpy@woodchuckstumps.com

Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday: Closed