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    We clearcut 9 acres on the small farm I grew up on in Northumberland County, Virginia. Plans are to plant loblolly pines on about five acres of the area that was just harvested, and plant clover on the remaining four acres.

    We have low cut stumps (mostly hardwood) and tree slash remaining.

    I love the idea of forestry mulching, but I知 not sure that operators would be interested in small acreage like this.

    Should I pursue the forestry mulching idea?

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    I don't know of anybody in the mulching business that would turn u down, I would love to get a 9 acre job it's been slooooow down south I'm getting small jobs nothing bigger than a acre or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat 297c View Post
    I don't know of anybody in the mulching business that would turn u down, I would love to get a 9 acre job it's been slooooow down south I'm getting small jobs nothing bigger than a acre or so.
    Thanks, that is encouraging to hear.

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    9 acres isn't a small job for a smaller machine. Even some of the big machines will take on a 9 acre job with no hesitation at least in my area.
    I compete against 200-300hp machines fighting over the same 1 acre lot!
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    Have you found anyone to do it? And how much were they charging you per acre? I'm looking for someone too!







    Quote Originally Posted by Hokie70 View Post
    We clearcut 9 acres on the small farm I grew up on in Northumberland County, Virginia. Plans are to plant loblolly pines on about five acres of the area that was just harvested, and plant clover on the remaining four acres.

    We have low cut stumps (mostly hardwood) and tree slash remaining.

    I love the idea of forestry mulching, but I知 not sure that operators would be interested in small acreage like this.

    Should I pursue the forestry mulching idea?

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    Default Re: Forestry Mulching Question

    Quote Originally Posted by chowlett5 View Post
    Have you found anyone to do it? And how much were they charging you per acre? I'm looking for someone too!
    How far below DC are you guys ? What size is the material and stumps ? How long has it been down ? We are booked for the next several weeks but looking to fill up our schedule for the winter

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    Quote Originally Posted by chowlett5 View Post
    Have you found anyone to do it? And how much were they charging you per acre? I'm looking for someone too!
    We plan to have the land clearing done the end of this month or December. Northumberland County Virginia tends to be hot and humid during the summer, so we thought we would wait until cooler weather.

    Forestry mulching is my first choice, but we are also looking into other possibilities for grinding the stumps and disking the land to plant clover.

    I’ll let you know what happens.

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    How far below DC are you guys ? What size is the material and stumps ? How long has it been down ? We are booked for the next several weeks but looking to fill up our schedule for the winter

    We are about 130 miles from DC.
    The tract was clearcut in March of this year. Mostly tree slash, but some hardwood stumps.
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    Default Re: Forestry Mulching Question

    Mark and Candy Eubank (Lotscapes in Doswell Virginia) did a fantastic job, and their Franklin mulcher is amazing! I’ve attached a couple of photos of their machine; I would show before and after pictures of the mulched area, but you really need video to appreciate how fast trees and slash are turned to mulch.

    We are now focused on building a gravel road, so we are moving along.

    My thanks to everyone who provide advice, both in the forum and through direct messages.

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