I posted in 2017 that a person in my region had just cleared 20 acres of woods to make farm land. Here's what then happened.
After the clear cut, the branches and other debris were placed in windrows. Then he used heavy equipment to pull all of the stumps and placed them in the windrows.
Everything stayed that way through that winter. Spring of 2018 he planted corn between the windrows. Harvested in the fall.
Winter of 18/19 the windrows were burned. Spring of 2019 what remained of the burned trees and stumps were picked up with heavy equipment and moved off site.
The ground was disked and planted. Corn coming up as I type this.
I'm told the money paid for the trees/wood paid for the owner to rent heavy equipment, which he drove, to accomplish all of the rest of the operations.