Clearing Brush- What do you use?

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Jesse11

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The state I call home is on fire. A lot of it is due to uncleared brush. It leads me to ask how do you take care of you brush and with what regularity?
 
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Mostly this.
 
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RobertN

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I use the tractor. Some brush I pull, some I cut, and some I "mow" over with the brush-hog/rotary mower. When I pull or cut brush, my wife like it chipped for use in the garden; most gets chipped, but some gets burned(on permissive burn days).

I have most of my property around the house and granny flat cut back; mostly a spring cut with the roatary mower has it under control.

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2 years ago I purchased a Stihl FS-550 to clean the weeds up between trees. I have quickly found that it works excellent on that nasty brush that covers trees and tries to climb them.

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The state I call hoe is on fire. A lot of it is due to uncleared brush. It leads me to ask how do you take care of you brush and with what regularity?

Much depends on the type and size of the brush. I do brushogging, chainsawing, weedwacking mostly annually. If you have a tractor with FEL then check out a ratchet rake. There are many posts at TBN recommending them.

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I use the Bush Hog. The fallen limbs and debris that I pick up goes to my neighbor's outside burn stove or my burn pile. On my way from town this morning, crews were doing prescribed burning on the Game Lands areas.
 

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I've had rugged terrain up the canyon sides loaded with poison oak... for me, the ideal solution turned out to be a backpack sprayer with Brush Killer...

I could be 15' away and hit my targets...

A couple of sprayings and the plants died and 5 years later... the brush is gone!
 
 
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