How a Forestry Grinding Service Prepares Land for a New Development
“Clearing land for New Home in Florida: It’s Not as Difficult as You Think! | Forestry Mulching” by The Tree Shop demonstrates how a forestry grinding service mulches the brush on a 1.2-acre Florida homesite.
The video begins with the operator preparing for and driving to the site, where he confirms the location and property boundaries.
He then unloads the trailered skid steer loader with a grinding and mulching attachment and connects the attachment hydraulics. He also keeps the attachment’s front door open because the site has rough brush, and the closed door works best when mulching finer materials.
Much of the video shows the mulching process in action, as he routinely cuts down one to two-inch thick trees while avoiding bigger trees. At one point, he cuts down a several-inch-circumference tree by lifting the attached several feet off the ground and grinding down the stump. Rougher materials get mulched more finely by backing up and running over the material again. Despite requiring little manual labor, operating in hot and muggy conditions makes the forestry grinding service challenging, but the air-conditioned loader helps keep the operator comfortable.