Advantages to Using Texas Timber Mulchers
Cedar brush and other unwanted vegetation
is a problem that plagues many Texas Hill Country land owners.
Some of the many problems that this troublesome brush causes include
robbing the soil of crucial water, thieving the natural resources
from more desirable native grasses and trees, and preventing property
from reaching its maximum market value.
Water is one of all living things most primary of needs. It is also
a resource that has been greatly taken for granted and its scarcity
has in recent years become a major issue and source of concern for
Hill Country land owners. It is important that any unnecessary water
wasting be controlled and many restrictions have been put into place
during the driest of times. But one of the Hill Country’s
largest consumers of water continues to go unchecked; cedar brush
and other unwanted overgrowth. Every day
these plants drain the soil of tens of thousands of gallons of precious
water per acre, stealing it away from the deserving native trees,
plants and animals.
If cedar brush overgrowth could be controlled amazing transformations
would occur across the rolling hills of Texas. Soil would be enriched
and stabilized with increased native grass growth, providing a rich
source of nutrients for grazing wildlife and livestock. In addition,
hundreds of natural springs and wells that have been dry for many
years would have the opportunity to flow once again, sharing their
water with all of the native wildlife. Also, the plant that the
Texas Hill Country is probably best known for, our majestic live
oak trees, will have the opportunity to grow to their maximum size
and potential returning the landscape to one of rolling grassy plains
dotted with massive sprawling oaks.
It is this breathtaking landscape that is drawing potential buyers
to the Texas Hill Country from all over the United States. However,
for many sellers it is difficult to showcase the true beauty of
their land because of the thick blanket of cedar brush that blocks
views, hides the beautiful oaks and in many cases prevents access
to areas even on foot. Having the cedar brush
and unwanted overgrowth cleared opens the views, highlights the
oaks and in the end makes the property appear significantly larger;
making it easier for the owners and potential buyers alike to appreciate
the value the land truly holds.
Once the decision is made to reclaim the resources of your land,
it is of primary importance that the clearing is done properly.
In the past, skid loaders and large bulldozers were used to knock
trees down, push them into piles, and burn them. This method creates
a long list of problems for the land. Most importantly, when a tree
is knocked down and its root system pulled, it exposes all the surrounding
soil to the elements. With no roots intact, the first heavy rains
begin to wash the majority of the soil away. With the canopy removed,
the sun bakes the soil into a hard, almost concrete-like barrier
and the soil temperatures rise to levels that prevent in germination
of forage grass seeds. What is soon left is a landscape of small
starving trees trying to grow in piles of rocks and stumps. Other
problems with the dozer method include unsightly brush piles, some
that have to sit for long periods of time until the summer burn
bans that all Hill Country land owners are familiar with are lifted,
stumps that dot the cleared areas, and once the piles are able to
be burned, large scorch marks on the burn area where nothing will
grow for several seasons. Fortunately, there is a better way!
Using specialized equipment, Texas Timber Mulchers is able to cut
and shred the unwanted cedar brush and other overgrowth in place,
in one step, leaving nothing behind but a protective bed of mulch.
The equipment acts in a very similar way to your mulching lawnmower,
shredding up the vegetation and returning it to the soil from which
it came to begin the decomposition and soil nutrient re-enriching
The benefits of using our methods include:
• Maximum soil erosion protection and stabilization with a
mulch bed that shields the soil from hard rains and insulates it
from the scorching summer sun.
• Maximum soil moisture retention. The moisture will remain
in the soil and thus be available for use by the desired trees and
forage grasses for maximized growth. Also, once the soil is fully
saturated, the water will seep deeper to refill aquifers and water
tables, which feed natural springs and wells with clear, naturally
• The mulch bed protects grass and tree seeds and allows for
• The increased water and food supply will in turn boost the
health and populations of native wildlife and domestic livestock.
• Our method is the most efficient and cost effective way
to clear land with the highest benefit to both the land and the
If you are ready to get the most out of your property, either from
its majestic trees and rolling open grasslands, from its investment
value, or from its ranching utility, Texas Timber Mulchers would
be happy to meet for a free consultation.
Call Josh Sutton at
(210) 857-2310 or e-mail
us at email@example.com.