WHAT IS FORESTRY MULCHING?
Forestry Mulchers selectively reduce trees, brush, shrubs, vines & other vegetation to small pieces of mulch where they stand. Forestry Mulching is an alternative to traditional land clearing when complete removal is not necessary.
Highlights of the benefits to Forestry Mulching include:
Creates a layer that suppresses unwanted regrowth & stabilizes soil to control erosion.
Mulching equipment has low ground impact.
Typically less expensive than traditional land clearing & doesn’t damage the roots of trees that are desired to remain
There are many applications for land clearing by the Forestry Mulching process. A few of the most common include:
Woods to Field
Trails & fire lanes
Hunting land improvement
Right of way clearing
Wildfire fuel mitigation
WHY FORESTRY MULCHING?
By processing trees & other vegetation where they stand, Mulching eliminates many of the steps involved in traditional land clearing such as site prep, felling, cutting, burning of debris, hauling & site cleanup. This also eliminates the need for multiple machines such as a bulldozer accompanied by some combination of excavators, tree shears, wood chippers &/or grinders. My mulching equipment also has the ability to operate on some slopes, in small or tight areas, in poor ground conditions & in wet weather. Mulching machines are capable of clearing land of unwanted trees and brush with low impacts to soils or desirable vegetation such as trees to be kept. Traditional land clearing methods often present an increased risk of erosion by pushing over trees, uprooting the stump and roots, and substantially impacting the ground. Where as, mulching the vegetation leaves the soil structure intact. The mulched material can be left on the ground and will act as an erosion barrier while returning nutrients back into the soil through decomposition. Over time, grass will naturally grow through the mulch and can be maintained with mowing.