Recent Posts



Thoughts on Timbering Your Land

Time and again we receive inquiries which are vari­a­tions on the theme – I had my prop­er­ty logged and now it’s a com­plete mess”. When we receive the phone call it is already too late. Due dili­gence on behalf of the prop­er­ty own­er is nev­er more valu­able than pri­or to enter­ing into a tim­ber buy­ing con­tract with a log­ging com­pa­ny. There are many dif­fer­ent sce­nar­ios, so I am going to address a few to give you a place to start your research.



Why Building in the Mountains Requires Serious Land Planning

I recent­ly read through the 2015 WNC Green Builders Coun­cil direc­to­ry. It’s a good way to see what our con­sci­en­tious col­leagues are up to out there in the world. It’s also a great way to absorb some fresh enthu­si­asm and keep up with the lat­est trends in a move­ment that rep­re­sents the lead­ing edge of remark­able and nec­es­sary change. V&V works in mul­ti­ple states. We can lit­er­al­ly see the effects of WNC’s green build­ing move­ment rip­pling outward.



V&V Will Help You Decide When to Remove a Tree

Fol­low­ing unusu­al­ly bad weath­er events, heavy rain, snow, ice or high winds, we often receive a spate of calls for tree removals and run­ning. Some callers have fall­en or dam­aged trees that require imme­di­ate atten­tion. Many oth­ers, how­ev­er, have sud­den­ly become con­cerned about trees that are healthy but now seem threat­en­ing to their homes – an oak stand­ing majes­ti­cal­ly against a fad­ing orange sun­set is a whol­ly dif­fer­ent expe­ri­ence than the same tree bend­ing and whip­ping in a 60mph wind.



What is Site Preparation?… How Do I Prepare My Land For Home Construction?

Per­haps the most com­mon ques­tion we receive regard­ing our land clear­ing ser­vices is some vari­a­tion of How do I pre­pare my land for build­ing?” which trans­lat­ed into con­struc­tion lin­go means what is site prepa­ra­tion?”. This is a serous ques­tion wor­thy of a thought­ful and thor­ough expla­na­tion, espe­cial­ly in light of the lack of infor­ma­tion avail­able on the sub­ject. The mere fact that site mit­i­ga­tion ( i.e. fix­ing fail­ures) is an enor­mous indus­try in itself speaks vol­umes about the igno­rance and neglect sur­round­ing the matter.