Wayne Arnold Excavating
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Providing Land Clearing Services and Building Homes since 1963

Tree & Brush Mulching by Wayne Arnold in La Veta and Huerfano County

Tree & Brush Mulching

This is a track machine that will masticate slash piles, brush and trees. It will mulch up oak brush, pine trees up to 6" trunks. When the cutter head mulches up the wood the steel tracks will push it into the soil, in turn it will stabilize soil to cut down on erosion and flooding, make soil hold water better. It will not destroy the grass in fact it will cultivate it and hold the nutrients into the soil.

By processing trees and other vegetation where they stand, mulching machines eliminate many of the steps involved in land clearing such as site prep, cutting/felling/hauling, and site cleanup. Mulching can be used to clear paths along fence lines and can be used to restore water source access that has . been blocked due to tree and under-story growth.

Mulchers are often used for land clearing, right-of- way, pipeline/power line, and wildfire prevention and management, vegetation management, invasive species control, and wildlife restoration.

One simple job and only one mulching machine is required, reducing fuel requirements and emissions.

Tree & Brush Mulching by Wayne Arnold in La Veta and Huerfano County

Mulching Helps Flooding Issues After Fires

The drastic changes on the landscape after catastrophic wildfires, like the 2018 Spring Fire, affects our ecosystem and how water moves across the land. High intensity wildfires scorch soil and greatly reduce the amount of vegetation on hill slopes. When the snow melts and the rain comes down over the burn scar, these barren slopes allow water to move quickly downhill because very little stands in the way to slow down the flow or absorb the water. The steep mountainsides and highly erosive granite soils found in our region further complicate problems with flooding. As more water rushes down and picks up speed, it is collecting sediment and debris. These debris-laden floodwaters are highly destructive to anything in their path, including homes, habitats, and streams.

Mulching Slows Down the Water

By using our mulching machine and technique, we offer an effective way to handle burn scars. When we mulch down the trees and the brush, our mulching machine automatically breaks up the hard soil and enters the mulch into the soil. This soften up the ground and makes the soil much more porous thereby slowing down the water. By slowing down the water it allows it to sink much more into the ground and thus minimizing the dangers of flooding damages.

This also provides you with an additional benefit, that the ground gets much more fertile and allows you to grow vegetation faster and better.

Tree & Brush Mulching by Wayne Arnold in La Veta and Huerfano County

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Here are some of the vegetation we are mulching:

  • Trees
  • Oak Brush
  • Locust
  • Pinon
  • Cedar
  • Small Ponies
  • Willows
  • Mesquite
  • Mountain Mahogany
  • Russian Olives
  • Cotton wood

Wayne Arnold Excavating has already mulched for the County and State on river bottoms, for United States Department of Agriculture & Conservation, mulched for Huerfano County and many property owners in southern Colorado .

Tree & Brush Mulching by Wayne Arnold in La Veta and Huerfano County