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Forestry Mulching

Discussion in 'Everything Else Livestock' started by baymule, Aug 4, 2019.

  1. Aug 8, 2019
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    Looks like it might be there for awhile, lol. You done good!
     
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    Britesea

    Britesea Sustainability Master

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    Really great idea, and eventually the "bags" will become indistinguishable from the surrounding landscape
     
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  3. Aug 8, 2019
    Marianne

    Marianne Super Self-Sufficient

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    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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  4. Aug 9, 2019
    baymule

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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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    wyoDreamer

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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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    Lazy Gardener

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    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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    Britesea

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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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    CrealCritter

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    Yep it's a guy thing... when in doubt, double or triple the stout.
     
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