What is Forestry Mulching?

Land Clearing asheville
Forestry Mulching for New Pasture

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 spread as evenly as possible over the entire cutting area to retard initial re-growth, prevent erosion, and replenish 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 is 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 cheaper than traditional land clearing methods.

Forestry Mulching is the Right Tool for Sustainable Land Management

Land clearing with forestry mulcher. tryon nc
Rayco C-140 in Action

We strongly believe land management must move towards sustainability if it hopes to keep pace with changes occurring in nearly all related fields.  We understand the 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” are already standard field terminology.  Forestry mulching is now the accepted industry practice for most utility ROW clearing and habitat restoration.  Mulching is quickly replacing traditional “scrape/ haul/burn” practices as municipalities tighten regulations and oversight, and the public demands more conscientious results.

Forestry Mulching is Our Specialty

Forestry mulching for farmers
Newly Cleared Pasture, Weaverville

We’ve been forestry mulching since the technology first became available.  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 demanding properties and have worked closely with equipment manufacturers to improve technology.  Mulching is now the logical choice for private land clearing projects, large and small, as well as public works and ROW projects.


We Want to Help You Clear Your Land

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. We offer free consulting within sixty miles of Asheville.