tree & brush removal

Often, remnant (or relic) lands on your property will require tree and brush removal to help restore them to a healthy state. The absence of ecological processes such as fire and grazing allowed woody species to invade historically grass- and flower-dominated communities such as prairies, wetlands, oak savannas and open oak woodlands.


Environmental Returns selectively removes trees and brush species that are not part of the targeted plant community. At the same time, native species that do belong are left unharmed. We have learned the key to success is utilizing a combination of well-timed control techniques. It's challening work, requires thoroughness, attention to details, and good follow-up. Equally important to implementing the right control methods, the landowner will have an up-front understanding of the needed time and resources to be successful.


Environmental Returns can help you size up your woody invasion problem, develop a management timeline within your available resources, and partner with you to execute the plan for a successful outcome. 




David removes black locust trees from a sand prairie. Black locust makes great fire wood, flooring and filtered shade, but it can quickly overwhelm native prairies, savannas and woodlands.