Forestry Mulching

Britesea

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Really great idea, and eventually the "bags" will become indistinguishable from the surrounding landscape
 

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Having made a series of water gaps in my life, tagging along behind my grandpa as a kid and seeing failures in all of them, I needed something that would keep the dogs and sheep IN. So the concrete bags worked very well and are still working. They also work well stacked up around culverts to prevent them washing out.
PERFECT!! I snagged a photo and sent it to my daughter. They have an area that's washing out in the lane to their house. This would be a perfect solution for them.
Thanks for all the images. I love looking at them! And I wish I had half of those trees. It's pretty bare out here.
 

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While we hated to clear the trees, we left the nice shade trees. The area was really grown up in saplings, brush and vibes-unusable. I need grass for the horses and sheep. Forestry mulching is but one avenue for clearing. Everyone understands bull dozers, chainsaws and such, but forestry mulchers are quick, get the stumps and there are no burn piles.

The concrete bags are fast, easy, affordable and they work. To leave gaps between layers, place 4x4 spacers between the bags. After the bags set up, you can take a piece of pipe and pound the spacers out so water can flow through. Likewise, if the holes become stopped up (mine haven't) take a pipe or strong stick and clean them out.
 

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I know my DH would be pounding iron rods through the bags after stacking, just to make sure they wouldn't move... He does believe in belts and suspenders.
 

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I know my DH would be pounding iron rods through the bags after stacking, just to make sure they wouldn't move... He does believe in belts and suspenders.
You cracked me up. It's a guy thing. If something can be built with 2 x 2's, my hubby will insist on using 2 x 4's or even 2 x 6's!!!
 

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Yeah, my FIL used to build stuff to last until the Second Coming... Actually, I like that; I hate having to go back and fix something because it wasn't done right. Of course, the down side of this is you can't change your mind later...
 

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