The Country Diary of a GenX Woman

Slashing the Plantation

tumblr_muco8lX1oj1sjhohlo1_1280Slashing helps keep the weeds down, reduces the fuel load – and fire risk – and makes the area more accessible. We have to prune the lower branches and this year we are going to get a mulcher to make use of the branches that we remove. The trees that we are earmarking for saw logs will have to have all lower branches removed to 5m, but the ones that will stay as a windbreak will only be trimmed to about 2m to allow easy access for the tractor in the future.

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