Highmark Resources

Land Clearing Service Bend, Oregon

Land Clearing Benefits

Land clearing is certainly vital in the beginning stages of construction projects, but there are many more land clearing benefits that property owners should be aware of, including:

Invasive species control

There are over 40 invasive plant species in Oregon. These non-native plants can have devastating effects on our native ecosystem if they are not kept in check. By definition, invasive species aggressively out-compete native flora and fauna, using up vital resources in the area. For plants, that means an invasive species might smother an area and block other plants from sunlight, or aggressive root systems may deplete the surrounding area of nutrients. Clearing away invasive species on a regular basis is the only way to combat them and to protect vulnerable native plants.

Right-of-way and Utility Easements

Easements may need to be cleared to make way for overhead television, telephone or electric wires, or for underground cables and pipes. Clearing the land quickly and efficiently is important due to the large area that the wires or pipes have to run through. You may need easements for a new subdivision or development, or if you are building a home in a rural area that has never had utilities put in place.

Road clearing and maintenance

Land needs to be cleared of all plants and flattened before the foundation for a new road or highway is laid down, of course, but land clearing also is essential for ongoing road maintenance. Overgrown areas around a road can result in poor visibility and can encourage animals, such as deer, to graze near the road due to the protective cover of the plants and/or the availability of food.

Fire prevention

Forest fires will only burn where there is fuel. Creating a wide dirt perimeter (also known as a Fireline) around your property or around a vulnerable environmental area is one of the best ways to protect it from an incoming fire. If you live in an area that is often under a forest fire advisory, land clearing can offer some peace of mind.

Hunting access paths

Need a way to easily get your vehicle onto your hunting ground or near your deer stand? We can clear a path that allows you to drive into the area but minimally disrupts the surrounding cover.

Foot, bike and horse trails

Well-marked recreational trails ensure that hikers, bikers and riders are less likely to get lost, and well-cleared trails also keep all users safe. We can clear new trails or maintain old ones that may have been blocked by fallen trees or overgrown by invasive species.

Land Clearing Equipment

Land clearing equipment

Our equipment allows us to prepare for any situation, whether the land is large or small, rocky or swampy, or anything in between. Included in our land clearing fleet are the following:

  • Self-Propelled Horizontal Grinders
  • Feller Buncher
  • Whole Tree Chipper
  • Stumper
  • Tree Skidder
  • Hydro-ax Mulcher (also known as a Forestry Mulcher)
  • Bulldozer
  • Excavator
  • Compact Track Loader
  • And More!

Land Clearing Cost

The cost of your land clearing project will depend, of course, on the size of the area to be cleared, the geography of the land, whether the area is heavily forested, etc. Some land clearing projects can be accomplished with just a few of our machines, while others require most of our fleet. All of this is factored into our estimate for the land clearing cost. Give us a call to discuss your situation and to request an estimate.  Give Highmark Resources a call at 541-977-1105.

Ready to break ground

When we think about all the brush, vegetation, trees and stumps that need to be cleared from a site, not to mention all the dirt that needs to be shifted to level the site, we’re very glad that we live in the age of technology. Our equipment is perfect for clearing away large tracts of vegetation and topsoil, leaving behind a solid foundation for new construction service.