Best way to clear out a neglected wooded area?
Well, after 1.5 years of killing off the invasive poison ivy and japanese honeysuckle and saplings and numerous unnamed varieties of brush in our 1/4 acre of woods, I find myself unable to figure out a good way to clear all the waste out. It's fenced in so there's such a great option to create a garden hideaway, yet I feel overwhelmed when 3 lawn bags (what I try to clear every weekend) of debris hardly even makes a dent in the mess. At this rate, the woods will be ready for planting when we're living in a new home.
So is there some sort of machinery I can rent that will push or pick or lift this stuff up? The property on the other side of the fence is ours and I'm not opposed to simply lifting and dumping over the other side (even if my husband is, heh). If I can't lift it, what the heck would I do with it after it's pushed out?
Please tell me this isn't a hopeless case. I would love to make the woods a pretty place to visit.