Forestry Mulching is adaptable technology, as effective in your urban backyards as it is on farms and developments. Each job is a custom fit. We develop a unique process with every project, whereby we identify the right equipment for your job.
Weather Is Not An Issue:
Forestry mulching can be done in any weather that shuts down other technologies. Most importantly, mulching is faster and cheaper than traditional scrape/haul/burn methods.
Permitting and/or additional erosion control is almost never required. The landowner is left with a fresh carpet of mulch, which naturally decomposes into rich topsoil.
Mulch clearing is a relatively new technique of clearing vs. the more traditional land clearing methodology.
Forestry mulching is a land clearing method that uses a single machine & is a single step process. Mulching cuts, grinds, and clears vegetation. Forestry mulch machines are often used for land clearing, right-of-way, pipeline/power line, and wildfire prevention and management, vegetation management, invasive species control (which in some cases reduces the peraisite tick which causes Lyme Disease) and wildlife restoration.
A forestry mulching machine, also referred to as a forestry mulcher, masticator, or brush cutter, uses a rotary drum equipped with carbide chipper tools (“teeth”) or ("knives")to shred and cut vegetation.
Forestry mulching is a single step process where unwanted vegetation such as brush, trees and stumps are cleared and ground into mulch. This process is healthy for the environment, unlike other land clearing methods such as bulldozing or grubbing.
Advantages of Mulch Clearing:
There are several applications whereby mulch clearing is applicable
Not all forestry harvesters are the same. Post-logging cleanup all though a part of the scope is seen different from the foresters perspective and the land owner. For the land owner who is not using the property as a recreational play ground the leaving of slash is perfectly acceptable . However, for the property owner who is using it for an equestrian haven as an example where the forest is frequented often as in riding, the acceptable results are quite different. All wood harvesting projects are different.
The forester determines the type of project be it a whole tree harvest or be it a partial. In the latter process most slash is left on ground where it falls. Forestry cleanup equipment functions differently than forestry harvesting equipment. Thus it is not particularly sound economical business practices to purchase and maintain expensive forestry remediation machinery that will not be extensively used within their equipment inventory.
After a forestry harvesting operation (timber logging) the #1 issue for the landowner is “appearance”, after the forestry harvester has finished their cutting and removal of the trees. This concern is how to get rid of the leftover material (timber slash) that has been left behind by the forestry harvesting operation.
Timber Slash can consist of:
• Tree crowns & limbs
• Discarded logs
• Damaged standing trees
• Dead falls
Poorly managed timber slash aftermath can cause a number of additional issues:
• Unsightly appearance of the landscape
• Lowering of property values and property marketability
• Insurance liability to recreational users
• Diminishing future timber quality
• Contributing to soil erosion
• Forest fire potential - Becoming a greater concern with the global weather and climate changes
It is acceptable for forestry companies to pile, bury or burn left over timber slash. There is however, another approach. Forestry Mulching.
Forestry mulching can quickly turn massive piles of timber slash into:
• Valuable mulch
• Halt erosion
• Nourish the soil with a sustainable biomass
• Restore usability to the landscape
• Build & maintain property equity and value
• Improve wildlife habitat
• Leave a more appealing appearance.
Here, at Beech Hill Vegetation, we do not pull, bury or burn stumps, we mulch stumps, damaged and dead trees without harming remaining timber and native vegetation.
Timber Slash to Pasture
Our goal is to create and maintain an appealing appearance of your forestry lands and their transition into open spaces and pastures. After a harvesting operation, using our forestry mulch process, we will leave ecological biomass on your property, where it belongs. We can take a thickly dense overgrown forest, and thin it. We can take harvested wood lot and and transform from a rough and rugged logged area into a pastoral landscape , pasture or glade.
We have the skills and experience to guide you through a land-use transition in an affordable, commonsense fashion. We are committed to improving the quality and sustainability of timbering operations within your forest. If you had forestry harvesting done, and have been left with timber slash issues or you are considering a harvesting of your trees and are concerned about the appearance of your forest lands after the operation — consider our landscape enhancing processes of mulching, underbrushing, field / pasture restoration, invasive species suppression, storm damage remediation, disaster cleanup, and trail building/maintenance .
Give us a call. We would love to assist you. We think you’ll like what you see.
Clearing Underbrush — a tedious and labor-intensive task that consists of thinning the forest undergrowth that seems to sprout from every corner in your landscape each spring, and grows at an ever-expanding pace through out the summer months and into the fall.
If you have attempted the laborious task of “hand-clearing” your new growth landscapes, you already know how time-consuming, inefficient and truly expensive it is. You may have experienced, first-hand, the utter sense of defeat that accompanies the realization that your hard labor has created additional unsightly landscape debris in the form of plant stubble, tree stumps and huge brush piles. However, with forestry mulching technology, costly and tedious hand-labor is eliminated. Undesirable vegetation (understory) is mulched back into the soils, right on the spot. Underbrush is transformed into a rich, attractive and ecological biomass layer. Forestry mulching can turn your unsightly and unusable woodlots into attractive glades and park-like forested groves.
We want to thoroughly understand your goals so we can tailor the underbrushing strategy that best serves our customer. Give us a call. Most initial consultations are free. We think you’ll be impressed with the final appearance of your landscape.
Underbrushing Cleanup is Fast and Cost-Effective
Underbrushing Cleanup is one of our most popular services. Clients are often amazed to find that their lots or wooded acreage can be thoroughly transformed in as little as a day, at prices that shame other methods. Real estate agents, developers and homeowners associations have found that our underbrushing cleaning services were literally the difference between properties remaining on the market or selling at their listed prices. Curb appeal is a key component for site planning. It also contributes to successful real estate transactions. Many of our clients have reported they recovered more than twice their mulching cost expenditures at re-sale, due to their property’s vastly improved appearance and access.
Benefits of Underbrushing Cleanup with Forestry Mulching Equipment
Another important benefit of forestry mulching is the reduction of “feeder fuels”, woody and vegetative material that allows wildfires to spread unabated through forested and residential areas.
1. Fire prevention is vital concern in all parts of our country, not just west of the Mississippi River. With our unpredictable weather and climate changes, the future trend is forecasting hotter and drier summers with extended warmth into the falls. Fire prevention needs to be addressed more than ever — Everywhere.
2. Soft Ecological Foot-printing - Underbrushing with forestry mulching equipment can be done with minimal disturbance to delicate topsoils, creating less trauma to “keeper” trees and desirable vegetation. Fresh mulch helps minimize ground pressure disturbances and negative impacts upon tree saplings and their roots. We have witnessed “conventional” underbrushing efforts, that can fatally damage the feeder roots and/or trunks of your remaining trees, not to mention damaging sensitive topsoils. A better path is to follow a forestry mulching program – that benefits your forested spaces, open areas and pastured landscapes and protects your property investment.