What is Forestry Mulching?

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Forestry mulching is the single step process by which undesirable vegetation – trees, brush and stumps – is ground into mulch by mobile machinery.  The mulch is generally spread as evenly as possible over the entire cutting area.  This retards initial re-growth, prevents erosion, and replenishes the topsoil base.  Unlike other clearing methods forestry mulching leaves no brush piles, and there is no burning or scarred land.  Damage to “keeper” trees is greatly reduced because forestry mulching protects the vital topsoil layer and delicate “feeder” roots.

Permitting and/or additional erosion control almost never required.  The landowner is left with a fresh carpet of mulch, which naturally decomposes into rich topsoil.  Forestry mulching can be done in weather that shuts down other technologies.  Most importantly, mulching is faster and more cost effective than traditional land clearing methods.

Forestry Mulching is the right Tool for Sustainable Land Management

We strongly believe land management must move towards sustainability if it hopes to keep pace with changes occurring in nearly all related fields.  We believe the

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public will ultimately decide what new technologies will replace and augment existing ones.  Forestry mulching, although less two decades old, is surpassing conventional land clearing and management strategies so quickly that proprietary terms such as “Bullhogging” have already entered the lexicon.  Forestry mulching is now the industry standard for most utility ROW clearing and habitat restoration.  Mulching is quickly replacing traditional “scrape/ haul/burn” practices as municipalities tighten regulations and oversight, and encourage more consciencious results.

V & V is the Region’s Most Experienced Forestry Mulching Company

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Forestry mulching is our specialty, and the basis upon which many of our strategies are organized.   We have thousands of hours of hard-earned experience in the difficult and varied terrains of the Appalachian Mountains.  We’ve developed and refined strategies for working on even the most difficult properties and have worked closely with equipment manufacturers to improve technology.  Mulching is now the logical choice for private and commercial property owners, as well as public works and ROW projects.

From fields to forests, there is simply no better, or cheaper, way to clear your property.  If you are interested in forestry mulching give us a call.  We are happy to discuss options and pricing over the phone.

 

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