Forestry Mulching

Cat 259D Forestry Mulcher

Forestry Mulched Around Beautiful Live Oak

Commercial and Residential Services:

  • Land clearing
  • Tree Removal & mulching
  • Brush Mulching
  • Storm damage clean up
  • Clean up timbered land
  • Reclaim Pastures and fields that have overgrown
  • Hunting lanes and hiking trails
  • Cut new trails for Horse Riding or ATVs
  • Cutting firebreaks
  • Utility line and fence line maintenance



Land clearing using forestry mulching is one of the most economical and environmentally friendly ways to surgically clear your land.


Forestry mulching is a land clearing method that uses a single machine to cut, grind, and clear vegetative growth. The unit uses a rotary drum equipped with a steel planar “teeth” to remove and shred trees, brush and heavy vegetation. The mulch is simuCat 259D High Flowltaneously distributed over the cutting area, reducing erosion and vegetative regrowth while leaving a natural, forest-like environment.  Forestry mulching is used for land clearing, right of way clearing and maintenance. wildfire prevention, overgrown and heavy brush management, invasive species control and wildlife conservation and restoration.




Forestry mulching is unlike other land clearing processes in that it can be done with a single machine comprised of a CAT Compact Track Loader fitted with a FAE DML SSL 150.  This rugged mulching head processes trees, up to (5 in) diameter, and other brush for effective land clearing results.  Unlike other land clearing methods, forestry mulching leaves no brush or burn piles and eliminates damage to the retained trees.  With a thick layer of mulch, the topsoil layer is protected from erosion and as the mulch decomposes, the topsoil with be replenished.


Recent Forestry Mulching Projects:

Recent Project: Client wanted this small lot cleared. We were able to complete the project in 1/2 day with the FAE Forestry Mulcher.

Location: Midway, Florida

Before Forestry Mulching

Before Forestry Mulching

After Forestry Mulching

After Forestry Mulching

Recent Project:
Client had a very densely wooded area they wanted to install a new pole barn on it included a large open area and a road into it. We were able to complete the project in 1 day with the FAE Forestry Mulcher.

Location: Monticello, Florida

Recent Project: Another client wanted roads and firebreaks cut around their 10 acre property.
Location: Bainbridge, Georgia

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Recent Project: Reclaim overgrown land

Did You Know?

Wildfire prevention and management

  • Proactive mulching:
    Mulching reduces the potential for wildfires by eliminating small leafy plants, fallen or rotten trees, and other fuel sources. If left untreated, these fuel loads increase potential for fire, increase the heat intensity, and serve as fire ladders that enable fire to elevate quickly to the tops of trees which is where a fire can spread most quickly. Mulching can also be used to create a coarse grind finish that can create a more ideal controlled burn.
  • Invasive species control:
    Proactive mulching can reduce stress on trees caused by crowding, making them less susceptible to attack from invasive species. Mulching invasive species in place can control the spread of invasive plants, insects, and fungus. The mulching action tends to discharge the material downward and within a reasonably confined area, versus other methods such as rotary cutters that may laterally disperse pine beetles or other invasive species into neighboring healthy trees.
  • Wetlands and riparian habitat conservation
    Forestry mulching has become popular among nonprofit riparian conservation organizations, government agencies, hunt clubs, and private land owners in attempts to maintain habitats for pheasants, doves, elk, deer and various other animals. Maintaining an animal habitat encompasses several different aspects: food, water, shelter, and space, and there are many products that can help reclaim and maintain wildlife habitats for these animals.Food: Forestry mulchers are often used for removing underbrush and invasive species, such as buckthorn and multiflora rose, in order to allow the rejuvenation of grasses and other food sources.
    Water: Forestry mulchers can be used to restore water source access that has been blocked due to tree and understory growth, allowing animals to access the water.
    Shelter and space: Mulching can remove invasive underbrush that prevents the growth of the grasses required by certain animals for shelter, breeding, escaping the summer heat, and protecting themselves from cold temperature

We look forward to helping you.

Contact Us:
Collins Land Services LLC
Office: 850-559-0631

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