Land & Lot Clearing

Dunbar Tree Service provides high-quality lot clearing services. Land and lot clearing is a crucial step in various construction and development projects. One of the most important aspects of this process is tree removal, which must be carried out efficiently and responsibly to ensure the safety of workers and the preservation of the environment. Whether you are planning to build a new home, expand your commercial property, or simply enhance the aesthetics of your land, it’s essential to understand the best practices and considerations involved in this process. From assessing the site to the actual tree removal techniques and safety measures, Dunbar Tree Service has you covered.

Full or Partial Lot Clearing 

While a full clearing is useful for land development projects such as building a home or business or making space for crops on a farm, sometimes a partial clearing is all you need. Partial lot clearing is useful for projects ranging from clearing pastures, thinning thick forests, clearing roadways or driveways, removing debris after a storm, or simply creating a better view. An arborist can help determine which is the best option for your property with a site assessment.

Site Assessment 

Before embarking on any tree removal project, a thorough site assessment is crucial. We start by assessing the site and identifying the trees that need removal. We consider factors like tree species, size, health, and proximity to structures. One priority is looking for trees that are in danger of failing in the next high wind storm. Overall this assessment helps in creating a detailed removal plan tailored to the specific needs of the lot. Understanding the site’s unique characteristics such as tree types, effects on wildlife, and soil erosion, is fundamental to planning the tree removal process effectively. 

Permits and Regulations

Be sure to check local and state regulations regarding tree removal before beginning any project. It is important to obtain the required permits and adhere to any specific guidelines. Failure to do so can result in legal consequences and fines. If needed, you can consult with an arborist.

It is also considerate to notify neighbors of your tree removal plans to maintain good relations and address any concerns, especially for trees near a property line.

Safety Measures

Safety is paramount. There are many reasons to choose an arborist for lot clearing. Arborists meticulously plan the tree removal process to minimize risks to workers and surrounding property. They are also trained in the use of proper safety gear, using industrial vehicles, and following industry-standard safety protocols. They will cater the process to your specific situation, ensuring the project is completed in the safest and most efficient way possible.

Lot Clearing Techniques 

Every land and lot clearing project is unique and removal should be catered to each property owner’s needs. Arborists are qualified in many areas of arboriculture, including being skilled in using a variety of tree removal techniques, from traditional chainsaw cutting to more complex methods involving heavy machinery. It’s important to select the most appropriate technique based on the lot’s size, location, and the surrounding environment.

Our Winter Services

Yes! We work in the winter! Winter is the perfect time for professional tree trimming and removal. While it may seem unconventional to tackle tree care during the winter months, the season presents distinct advantages for these essential winter tree services, such as reduced risk, enhanced visibility, and opportunities for preventative maintenance and pest control. 

Contact Us today for a FREE QUOTE or to learn more about our winter services

Winter services in Waukesha, WI.

Related Services

Tree Removal

Using state-of-the-art equipment, combined with skilled arborists, Dunbar Tree Service can safely and efficiently remove almost any tree. We provide tree removal by using our 50 ft. bucket truck, or by climbing those hard-to-reach trees.

Trimming & Pruning

Our full tree trims consist of removing dead branches, cross branching, interior cleaning, and even raising the canopy if requested by the customer. We specialize in safe pruning to give your trees, home, and other structures the necessary space to avoid damage.


Chris Dunbar is an ISA certified arborist, ISA #WI-1163A, working in the industry since 1999. Chris specializes in a wide range of residential and commercial tree services, where he is dedicated to maintaining a safe and professional environment. With over 20 years of working in southeast Wisconsin, he brings a high level of expertise to every project. 

Additionally, Chris is licensed and certified for the application of pesticides, fungicides, and insecticides by the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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