Land Clearing in Bastrop County, TX, and Central Texas
Natural Texas uses state-of-the-art forestry mulchers for sensitive and cost-effective cedar tree removal. Our dedicated workers will carefully plan the extraction of cedar and brush to prevent damage to adjacent trees and soil.
We can efficiently reduce cedar trees by shredding on location.
Facts you should know when considering removal of cedar trees:
- If left unchecked, cedars can choke out other tree species and natural grasses, causing an unbalanced ecosystem.
- Cedar contains relatively large amounts of volatile oils, it is not preferred forage for deer and burns rapidly when ignited.
- In some areas of Texas, there are limits to how many mountain cedar (Ashe Juniper) trees can be removed in accordance with the Endangered Species Act to protect the habitat of the golden cheeked warbler.
Brush Clearing from Fence Line:
Natural Texas helps utility companies, property owners, farmers and ranchers establish and maintain fence or survey lines by effectively removing brush overgrowth. Our certified arborists will also provide strategies for protecting and enhancing valuable trees that are near your fence lines.
- Create walking paths, driving lanes, and trails for wildlife.
- Clear brush and trees in preparation for new fence line construction
- Create fire breaks that protect you and your neighbors from accidental fires
- Construct berms in preparation for a controlled burn.
Damage to the natural cycle of land can occur through farming, ranching, deforestation, mining, pollution, and neglect.
Fire suppression causes overgrowth and the spread of non-native species that damage habitats, erode soil and render the land unsafe or unusable.
Natural Texas uses a multi-phase approach to plan restoration of your land:
- Establish the intended use for the property ie: hunting, wildlife management, or enhancement.
- Plan the work in phases to prevent further damage to the soil or wildlife.
- Discuss enhancements of valuable existing assets such as old growth trees, pines, and natural vistas
- Work with grasses, trees, and brush to provide protection such as shelterbelts, windbreaks, and woodlots.
- Discuss ways to improve/enrich the soil by planting nitrogen-fixating plants and the addition of organic matter to damaged soils.
While we don’t do landscape architecture in the decorative sense, we do work with your property to remove unwanted trees and brush, help protect soils and restore habitats for native plants to regain a foothold. Natural Texas focuses on restoring or protecting plants that are adapted to the Texas climate: drought tolerant and pest resistant. Fostering native biodiversity provides a better network of relationships between animals, fungi and microbes, thereby ensuring the health of your property.
Trails and Firebreaks:
Natural Texas can efficiently create walking/driving trails that will double as firebreaks and corridors for deer movement. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department recommends creating corridors between areas of forage to significantly benefit deer populations.
Wildfire Protection and Prevention:
Fire suppression has build vast amounts of combustible brush in the understory. Areas on the rural-urban boundary in Central Texas are very vulnerable to fire. A recent study completed by the City of Austin cited West Austin as particularly at risk.
Defensible Space describes the area surrounding a home which is specifically maintained in the case of an approaching fire. Such space requires proper access for emergency vehicles and maintenance of plants and trees in the vicinity of your house. Having Defensible Space can require sacrificing some of the landscape you enjoy, but it may lower your fire insurance premium and provide invaluable peace of mind.
Natural Texas can help you create Defensible Space and be Firewise by:
- assessing the level of fire threat to your property
- mediate these threats by developing a more fire safe landscape, removing or replacing plants, removing brush piles and eliminating the need for future brush pile burns
- create safe fire lanes and proper access for fire fighting equipment
Prescribed Burning vs. Mechanical Brush Removal:
Natural Texas’ expertise has found forestry mulching to be particularly beneficial when followed with a prescribed burn and continued prescribed burning on a 5 to 7year cycle.
For areas that have too much undergrowth for a safe or efficient controlled burn, ourstate-of-the-art forestry mulching machines are the ideal solution for preparing areas for burn management.
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Forest and Land Management
We have been using Texas Natural / Trees Unlimited since 2015. Carl, Jose and Rocky do awesome work! They work very well together and are very sensitive to a landowners needs and wants, no matter how eclectic. We love to have them work for us. They even follow some of our weirdness. We want persimmon and Agarita plants left alone. They know we like old growth Cedar and all other trees are to be cared for. In our case, much of our land was hopelessly overgrown with cedar. Selective clearing has provided an AMAZING transformation of the area. The guys have made several trails for us providing access to land that was previously impassable. Opened up pastures to usable area for grazing. One area they call the football field. Their work has allowed us to enjoy our place even more! The last trip for them is a newer machine and seems do much more than the original machine of 2015. We love being allowed to work with them! Rocky has taught us ways to help work more efficiency. We are still learning things. We catch ourselves planning their next visit before they're done with the current one. We really look forward to them coming out and opening our place up for us to enjoy. We gladly give Texas Natural our highest recommendation! The Hotmann's Craig and MaryannCraig & Maryann HottmanLand Steward
Thank you so much for the terrific job that you and your crew did in clearing the trees around my house last week. Things look nicer now than they have in years. Next time I need some tree work! You are at the top of my list.Chandier StolpAustin, Texas