Forestry Mulching 101

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One of the many services that our team here at Snead’s Outdoor Services offers is forestry mulching. For those who are unfamiliar with this term, forestry mulching is a method of land clearing that is designed to be more environmentally friendly than its alternatives. In this article, we will provide a brief overview on how forestry mulching works and what makes it better for the environment.

Forestry Mulching 101

What is forestry mulching?

Forestry mulching is a method of land clearing that uses a single machine to cut down unwanted vegetation. Our team at SOS will selectively cut trees, shrubs, vines, and other plants to get rid of problematic greenery and make room for your new structures. As the vegetation is cut down, it will be ground into mulch and spread over the ground in a fine layer.

Why is forestry mulching better for the environment?

There are a few things that make forestry mulching more environmentally friendly than other methods of land clearing. First, by turning the unwanted vegetation into mulch and spreading it over the ground, this method helps add nutrients to the soil for all the remaining plants to use, and it helps prevent soil erosion. Second, when compared to land clearing with tractors or bulldozers, forestry mulching uses considerably less fuel, which gives it a lower carbon footprint.

Are there other benefits of forestry mulching?

Other advantages of forestry mulching include the fact that it creates a mulch layer that can be driven over, mowed, or seeded immediately. In addition, the machinery is lighter, smaller, and more maneuverable than other land clearing equipment, which means this method can be used in more densely forested areas, on softer ground, and in bad weather.