Forestry Mulching,
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Forestry Mulching to Beautify and Nourish Your Lands

Green Gorilla Lawnscapes, LLC offers services to help you regain control over your property including brush clearing, forestry mulching, and mowing. Whether you are trying to sell a piece of land or want to beautify and maximize the land you have, we can help you reach your goals within your budget.

Forestry Mulching

How long would it take you to clear this area by hand?

How much do you value your time, hands, and back?

In this 20-second video, Dan easily completes hours of backbreaking work leaving behind mulched greenery that doesn’t need to be burned or carted away.

Be good to yourself; be good to the environment.

Forestry mulching is a method of clearing land or reclaiming your property where we utilize a high-powered tracked machine on a high flow hydraulic system to cut, grind, and clear (or mulch up) unwanted trees and heavier or thicker vegetation.  

This method of attack against undesirable vegetation (brush, trees, downed branches, stumps, etc.) is accomplished effectively and efficiently with a high-powered Fecon rotary drum forestry mulcher (seen in the video here) armed with steel teeth or chipper tools and blades in order to shred, cut, and grind vegetation to a fine material on the ground similar to bags of garden mulch purchased at stores. 

Forestry mulching turns the unwanted vegetation into mulch and mechanically and evenly spreads the mulch over the areas being cleared.  This even spread of mulch helps prevent erosion while simultaneously protecting, replenishing, fertilizing and preserving the topsoil layer(s) of the ground.  This method also eliminates the need for cutting trees down and dealing with stumps, piling up brush, burning and hauling off material, and disturbing the earth by digging holes to pop trees out of the ground.

Most importantly, forestry mulching reduces collateral damage to any trees you want to preserve within close proximity of where the mulching is being accomplished.  

What’s the difference between forestry mulching and brush clearing?

If you have property that needs clearing or cleaning up, it’s important to know whether forestry mulching or brush clearing best serves your needs and your budget. Ultimately, the equipment selected to accomplish your mission varies based on your requests and desired end-state.  Below, we explain the similarities and differences between brush clearing and forestry mulching.

Similarities

Both forestry mulching and brush clearing 

  • function for clearing and reclaiming your property,
  • avoid using chemicals to kill vegetation and are good for the environment 
  • beautify your property while making it more usable for things like games, picnics, grilling, sports, hunting, and play, 
  • save you money because you don’t have to haul off debris, and 
  • increase the value of your property. 

Differences

Forestry mulching and brush clearing differ in four ways including where each can be applied and the desired end results.

  1. Size of ground material: forestry mulching provides the customer with a finer end product closer to garden mulch. Brush clearing leaves a thicker end product, referred to as “slash”, on the ground (that eventually decomposes into the soil).
  2. Stumps: our forestry mulching tool grinds stumps down to 1” below ground surface level while our brush clearing equipment leaves behind the stump. 
  3. Tree size: forestry mulching can handle tree trunks of up to 6″ to 10″ in diameter. Brush clearing equipment can handle the trunks
  4. Final Appearance: forestry mulching gives a more finished look with a standardized mulch layer; whereas, our brush clearing equipment leaves behind a rougher material called “slash”

Forestry Mulching Appearance

Brush Clearing Appearance

Forestry mulching end product.Brush cutting end product slash.

EXAMPLE OF FORESTRY MULCHING APPLICATION:

Forestry mulching applies best when you want to grind down and process undesirable or invasive trees and larger vegetative material to ground level.  If there is a grouping of invasive trees on your land, downed branches, dead trees still standing, etc, forestry mulching would be the better choice because it can handle tree trunks of 6″ – 10″ in diameter. It also provides a cleaner “finished” look or appearance.   

Forestry Mulching vs. Brush Clearing Chart

Category

Brush Clearing

Forestry Mulching

Eco-friendly Nature

  • avoid chemical applications
  • provide biodegradable end product
  • nourish the soil
  • prevent erosion
  • raise soil pH
  • lower acidity
  • encourage positive flora and fauna interaction
  • avoid chemical applications
  • provide biodegradable end product
  • nourish the soil
  • prevent erosion
  • raise soil pH
  • lower acidity
  • encourage positive flora and fauna interaction

Diameter of tree able to cut or mulch.

Can cut down trees with a diameter up to 12 inches but doesn’t include mulchingCan mulch trees and stumps with a diameter 6-8 inches  to 1″ below ground level 6_ diameter stump

Most Common Flora  Applications

  • thorny brush
  • various thickets
  • thick vegetation
  • saplings
  • bushes
  • wax myrtles
  • invasive vegetation
  • azaleas
  • and more
  • mulches trees up to 8″ in diameter
  • vines
  • grinds 6-8″ stumps down to 1″ below ground level.

End Product – what you can expect

  • a light amount of “slash” on the ground 
  • eventually biodegrades into the earth
  • a finer, less chunky layer of biodegradable cut material will be on the ground.
  • tree trunks under 8″ in diameter are ground down to 1″ below ground level

Forestry mulching end product.

Property Improvement 

  • a must-do if you are trying to sell a property
  • helps potential buyers see what is there as many can’t visualize or “see past” the overgrowth
  • ideal for hunting grounds, walking trails and paths
  • a nicer end product
  • a richer final appearance for your home, yard, and property
  • ideal for children’s play areas, flower or vegetable gardens, picnic areas, etc.

Cost Savings equitable for both

  • no burning
  • no hauling fee
  • no dump fee
  • no personal hazard for owner
  • improves property value
  • improves accessibility
  • lowers liability
  • improves views
  • eliminates hazards on property
  • creates a fire breaks 
  • no chemical application
  • no burning
  • no hauling fee
  • no dump fee
  • no personal hazard for owner
  • improves property value
  • improves accessibility
  • lowers liability
  • improves views
  • eliminates hazards on property
  • creates a fire breaks 
  • no chemical application

 

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