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Forestry Mulching / Land Clearing & Clean Up

If you’ve been contemplating ways to make your recently purchased land more usable, you may not have thought of forestry mulching.

Clearing land can be expensive and time-consuming, but there is a way to cut both costs and time.


Forestry mulching is an efficient method of clearing and managing the vegetation in a wooded area.


It also helps to control the spread of invasive species and restore the health of the ecosystem.

For more information about forest mulching, keep reading!




1. WHAT IS FORESTRY MULCHING?


Forest mulching is a land clearing method that uses machinery to cut, grind, and clear vegetation.

You may hear this machinery referred to as a “forestry mulcher,” “forest masticator,” “Brush Hog,” “brush cutter,” etc.


2. WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS OF FORESTRY MULCHING?


There are numerous applications of forestry mulching. These include:

General Clearing, Right-of-way clearing, yard clean up, pest control, vegetation control.

In most cases, forestry mulching is used for right-of-way clearing and maintaining roads, highways, pipelines, and other utility lines.


Land clearing

If you need to clear land for commercial or residential projects, then forestry mulching is the way to go.

You’ll be able to prepare your site for development by cutting and clearing brush, creating nature and recreational trails, etc.


Proactive forestry mulching can reduce stress on trees that are caused by crowding and make them less susceptible to attack from invasive species.

Additionally, mulching invasive species can help to control the spread of invasive plants, insects, and fungus.

Wildlife prevention and management

Forestry mulching can be used both proactively and reactively when it comes to mitigating fires, cleaning up soil erosion, and minimizing water pollution.


3. WHAT TYPE OF MACHINERY IS REQUIRED FOR FORESTRY MULCHING?


Mulchers are the machines that are used by companies to clear a piece of land.


Commercial mulchers: This is the most common type of mulcher when working on a construction site as they clear land well.

Due to the tasks they tackle, they’re often very large and built of durable, heavy-duty steel mulching heads with lots of horsepower.


4. WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF FORESTRY MULCHING?


If you’re wondering why forestry mulching is used, it’s because of the numerous benefits it holds over traditional methods.

Here are some of its advantages.


It’s quick and affordable!


With fewer machines and less manual labor, you’ll save lots of time and money!

Forest mulching, particularly for smaller areas, is a straightforward process that includes only one step.

You don’t need multiple machines for site prep, cutting, felling, hauling, and site cleanup.

Instead, there’s just one machine that can do it all, and all the leftover vegetation is converted into a nourishing ground layer that can stay right where it is. Nothing needs to be hauled away.


By clearing land through mulching, you reduce the population of ticks that are residing in that area.


With fewer machines and less manual labor, you’ll save lots of time and money!

It can be performed on any terrain and in any weather

Whether it’s hot, cold, wet, or dry, forest mulching can be performed in even the most challenging terrains and conditions.

You’ll see companies mulching on steep slopes, in poor soil, and even in wet/snowy weather.

It produces zero waste and is eco-friendly

With traditional land clearing, you’ll often see a risk of erosion because the soil is disrupted.


When a mulching method is used, it leaves the soil structure intact and the mulched material acts as an erosion barrier.


It hinders the growth of weeds

With this method, the top layer of the ground gets covered with shredded vegetation that blocks the sunlight from reaching any weeds left behind.


It nourishes the soil

Mulching doesn’t push over trees and cause disturbances to the soil structure, which increases soil erosion.

Instead, it covers the topsoil and protects it from the natural forces that cause soil erosion (i.e., high winds or rainstorms).


Additionally, because mulch is organic material that decomposes over time, landowners who utilize mulching often improve soil fertility by delivering essential nutrients that serve future vegetation well.

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