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Right-of-way maintenance
Line maintenance involves keeping electricity and overhead cables, underground cables, pipelines and railway lines clear. The areas which need to be kept
clear are often difficult to access.

Extraction and access routes:

Access routes are created to transport harvested timber from the forest to the respective loading areas. These tracks are
usually unpaved roads which are maintained or kept available for long periods for accessing forest stands. Wild fire prevention and management

Surface vegetation acts as a fuel source and greatly increases the risk of fire and the speed of spread.

Proactive mulching:

Mulching reduces the potential for wildfires by eliminating small leafy plants, fallen or rotten trees, and other fuel sources.If left
untreated, these fuel loads increase potential for fire, increase the heat intensity, and serve as fire ladders that enable fire to elevate quickly to the tops of
trees which is where a fire can spread most quickly. Mulching can also be used to create a coarse grind finish that can create a more ideal controlled burn.

Reactive mulching:

In addition to proactive thinning of vegetation to mitigate fire fuels, forestry mulching can be used for reactive cutting of lines (fire
breaks) on active fires. Larger forestry mulchers leave minimal cleanup requirements and can help reduce the overall costs of active fire mitigation.

Cleanup

: After the fire is out and cleanup efforts are under way, tracked forestry mulching machines, mulching attachments, and an excavator with a
mulching attachment can provide a top layer of mulch to prevent soil erosion on slopes and minimize water pollution.

Wetlands and riparian habitat conservation:

Forestry mulching has become popular among non-profit riparian conservation organizations, government
agencies, hunt clubs, and private land owners in attempts to maintain habitats for pheasants, doves, pigs, deer and various other animals. Maintaining an
animal habitat encompasses several different aspects: food, water, shelter, and space, and there are many products that can help reclaim and maintain
wildlife habitats for these animals.

Shelter and space:

Mulching can remove invasive underbrush that prevents the growth of the grasses required by certain animals for shelter, breeding,
escaping the summer heat, and protecting themselves from cold temperatures.

Water:

Forestry mulchers  can be used to restore water source access that has been blocked due to tree and under-story growth, allowing wild animals to
access the water.
 
Advantages of forestry mulching
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. This also eliminates the need for multiple machines such as a bulldozer accompanied by some combination of
excavators, tree shears, wood chippers or grinders, and hauling equipment. One simpler jobs only one mulching machine is required, reducing fuel
requirements and emissions.

The Slopemowing mulching machines also have the ability to operate on steep slopes, up to 50 degrees and in small or tight areas, in poor ground
conditions, and in wet or snowy weather.

Our 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

Invasive species control
Some common invasive plant species such as Old man's beard (Clematis vitalba), Gorse (Ulex europaeus), Calluna vulgaris (known as common heather or
simply heather), Wilding Pine and Pinus contorta, with the common names lodgepole pine and shore pine can invade a natural habitat, soak up a tremendous
amount of ground water, and need to be removed to re-establish the native habitat or to preserve the water table.

Proactive mulching can reduce stress on trees caused by crowding, making them less susceptible to attack from invasive species. Mulching invasive species
in place can control the spread of invasive plants, insects, and fungus. The mulching action tends to discharge the material downward and within a
reasonably confined area, versus other methods such as rotary cutters that may laterally disperse pine beetles or other invasive species into neighboring
healthy trees. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasive_species_in_New_Zealand#Plant_species for more information on invasive species
 
Forest Mulching Services
Powerful and at the same time compact, The Slopemowing forestry mulcher is suitable for the most varied application - in forestry, in agriculture and in
greenspace maintenance.

Ideal for the creation and maintenance of fire breaks, vegetation management, right-of-way, land clearing, site preparation, pipelines and power
transmission lines as well as for road side maintenance.

Forestry mulching is a land clearing method that uses a single machine to cut, grind, and clear vegetation.
Our forestry mulching machine, also referred to as a forestry mulcher, masticator, or brushcutter, uses a rotary drum equipped with specifically designed
chipper tools (“teeth”) to shred vegetation.

Our forestry mulchers can clear a considerable acreage of vegetation a day depending on terrain, density, and type of material.Forestry mulchers are often
used for land clearing, right-of-way, pipeline/power line, and wildfire prevention and management, vegetation management, invasive species control and
wildlife restoration projects.

Applications of forestry mulching Right-of-way clearing and maintenance:

Forestry mulching is used in the right-of-way clearing and
maintenance for roads, highways, pipelines, and other utility lines. This process often requires complete removal of standing trees, stumps, and vegetation.

Land clearing:

Forestry mulchers can be used in commercial and residential land clearing projects such as site preparation and development, cutting and
clearing brush, nature and recreational trail creation, and seismic exploration.

Processing of forestry residue and undergrowth:

After thinning or clear felling in forest management, harvesting residues are often left behind in the
worked areas, which prevent the re-growth of young trees and plants. By mulching these residues, a layer of shredded biomass is spread over the soil, which
has a positive effect on the vegetation. This process does not affect the soil structure. As an alternative to mulching, conventional methods such as the
collection and burning of residues can also be used, although in most cases these have a negative impact on the soil and budget.