Forestry Mulching is a land clearing method that uses machinery to cut, grind, and clear vegetation.
At Plank Road Forestry, we use forestry mulchers in a variety of ways including: land clearing, utility right-of-way clearing, wildfire prevention and management, vegetation management, invasive species control, and wildlife restoration.
By processing trees and other vegetation where they stand, mulching machines eliminate many of the steps involved in land clearing such as site prep, cutting/felling/hauling, and site cleanup. Mulching machines are capable of clearing land of unwanted trees and brush with limited disturbance to soils or desirable vegetation.
Traditional land clearing methods often present an increased risk of erosion by pushing over trees, uprooting the stump and roots, and substantially disturbing soils. In contrast, 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.
If you have questions or would like to learn more about our forestry mulching services please feel free to contact us.