John F Dean wrote:Is it flat or on a slope?
The land is flat
What kind of soil ?
there are large rocks around but it’s a loamy soil.
How many tree, how big, what kind?
Many, many trees (200-300 or more) mostly firs, about 30-40 feet high
....I am assuming someone else will be cutting the trees?
I can cut most of them, the diameter of the trunks aren’t more than 15-20 inches, it’s just they are very densely packed in
How far is the equipment operator going to have to travel to get to your place? Likely about 2km away there are a few companies close by. The land is right next to a paved road so it’s readily accessible
Will you be doing any of the work yourself? I’m planning on cutting some trees but more for opening the land for planting other trees, I may leave the trees where we want the driveway to go as it may be easier to remove them by pushing them over with a bulldozer.
Douglas Alpenstock wrote:Another thought:
Depending on your subsoil, a driveway can soak up a tremendous amount of gravel before it stabilizes. I'm not sure what gravel costs in your area, but around here it's become quite expensive.
A trick used in industry is to lay down geotextile (essentially super mondo landscape fabric) on the subsoil and put gravel on top. This keeps it from sinking down to the centre of the Earth.
Donald Smith wrote:Another slight problem is that the area we need the road to go through has some large rocks in the ground, too large to be moved by hand. I’m guessing a bulldozer can push them aside or something but it is an additional cost 😕.
Ellendra Nauriel wrote:
Are they close enough to the surface you can get to them without equipment?
If so, there's a trick that might work. You'll probably want a cordless drill with a masonry bit.