Need to selectively clear a fifteen acre lot that, if it didn't have the pine trees, looks like a piece of Vietnam.
It has a lot of specimen exotic palms and shrubs that need to be either left in place or transplanted on the property. There are about 500 slash pines, of which about 100 need to be removed. These are 50-60 feet tall and 6-14 inches in diameter.
Also there are about 25 small ponds, about 4-6 feet deep, maybe 20' by 20' in size. The land is flat and sand or sand/muck.
It is basically an abandoned nursery that has gone feral.
Would like to fill in most of the ponds, put in a road, a pad for a house/barn,
and clear some horse bridle trails. Also need to get rid of the brush piles, the nuisance trees like melaleuca and pepper, old bathtubs, junk cars, etc. You get the idea.
What equipment would you use and how would you go about doing this? Would like to buy rather than rent, because it will take me some months to finish all this. Then would sell the equipment and hope not to lose too much.
Thanks for any help. This is a great forum, very educational.