Best Way to Clear Brush and Small Trees

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Whether you’re expanding your lawn, taking care of thick fields and meadows, or scorching new trails through forests, clearing thick land can be a daunting job. What was as soon as clean, open land can rapidly end up being a tangled mess covered with brush, woody saplings, and difficult weeds. But where to start? How to even start to attack the mess and turn it into the clear area that you want? Start with the right tools. These are 4 of our favorites here at DR — tools that are simple to use, do the job like a champ, and are even fun to use.

How to Clear Brush and Small Trees?

1. The big, bad brush mower

For clearing most big areas thick land, a brush mower is your best bet. Pick a walk-behind (also known as ‘self-propelled’) model for walkable areas, and a tow-behind model (often called a ‘brush hog’) for actually big fields and meadows. These devices are genuine monsters in the field, slicing through saplings 3″ thick and not even stopping briefly at difficult weeds and turfs. Many people who use a brush mower for the first time are stunned at how powerful they are and how much fun they are to use. It’s a great deal of power.

2. Uproot saplings with a Brush Grubber

Brush Grubber XtremeSay you wish to remove just one sapling occasionally, or a little section of brush. You probably don’t need a whole brush lawn mower, but a lawn mower or chainsaw will not rather work. The Brush Grubber is a set of metal jaws with spikes that go into a little tree or stump. A chain is attached to the other end, and you use your truck, ATV, or tractor to pull out that unwanted tree by its roots. The more difficult you pull, the harder the jaws grip the tree. Readily available in numerous sizes, the Brush Grubber is the best method to look after one sapling at a time– gone forever because there is no root delegated regrow.

3. Intensify your string trimmer

String trimmers, either the walk-behind type or the portable type, are excellent for tidying up fence lines and clearing thin weeds and yards. For heavier-duty brush clearing, though, there are ways to turn your string trimmer into a much more powerful maker. Add the DuraBlades package to your DR Trimmer/Mower to turn it into a brush cutter that can remove woody brush up to 3/8″ thick. Or, include the Beaver Blade attachment to either your DR Trimmer/Mower or to a handheld string trimmer, turning it into a sapling- and brush-cutting dynamo. The Beaver Blade slices easily through saplings as thick as 3 ″. A string trimmer is a lot more than simply a light weed trimmer when you include these power-packed devices!

4. Level stumps with a stump mill

If you have actually removed larger trees in your mission to clear overgrown land, you have probably been entrusted some unsightly and annoying stumps. And if your objective is perfectly clear land, these are a major issue. The quickest, simplest method to get rid of them is to grind them away with a stump grinder. There are other techniques, sure, however using a stump mill — either rented for a weekend or bought for a lifetime of use — is without a doubt the fastest and most convenient. Chemical solutions can take months or even years to totally dissolve the stump, and digging them out by hand is a gruelling task.

Last updated on September 16th, 2019

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