Brush Removal

Removing brush from your property can be a headache. Especially if you don’t have the tools to make it efficient and safe.

At Indiana Brush we rely on over 25 years of experience removing brush with hand saws, chainsaws, loppers, pruners, and clippers.

Here’s how we do it:

Identify the Brush to Be Removed

Japanese Honeysuckle - Lonicera japonica Halliana - Indiana Brush

Plant identification is the first step in brush removal.

It can be as simple as knowing that you no longer want that invasive burning bush in your yard.

However, it gets more complicated when you’re trying to discern between native honeysuckle and Japanese honeysuckle.

Terran Marks, the owner of Indiana Brush, will walk your yard with you to identify:

  1. What you want removed.
  2. What you want to keep.

He will mark the plants that need to go with bright flagging so it’s easy to tell what stays.

Removing Brush Efficiently

Vine Removal - Bloomington IndianaDepending on the type of plant, Terran will decide whether to use a power saw (always electric, not gas) or manual tools.

For example, if you have a vine growing through your fence, it’s much less damaging to remove it with hand tools.

Using a chainsaw in this case could cause accidental damage to the fence itself as well as the saw.

Bagging the Brush

One great thing about Bloomington’s sanitation services is their commitment to hauling away yard debris.

With Bloomington’s service you can:

  • Bag up to 40 pounds of yard waste in paper yard bags.
  • Bundle sticks with dimensions of 24 inches by 48 inches or less.
  • Place those bags at the curb.
  • And they will haul them away.

This service is provided every other week from April to December: prime yard improvement season.

*From the Bloomington sanitation page: “Yard waste should be placed at the curb without placing it into a trash or recycling cart (provided that it’s placed into paper bags or bundles, as mentioned above. Additionally, the City always encourages residents to compost their yard waste.”

Composting On-site

Native brush and trees can provide good habitat for local wildlife.

If you decide to leave some brush on your property, Terran is happy to stack it as a natural barrier.

It will gradually decompose over time, improving the soil while providing a safe place for birds and small animals.

Smaller plant material can be added to your compost pile.*

*This does not include trimmings and debris from invasive species. These will be bagged up and safely removed from your property.

Conclusion: A Tidy Yard Free of Debris

After the cutting, bagging, and composting your yard will be left better than we found it.

We will stay in touch with you about any further action needed to keep it looking great and free from invasive plants.

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