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Posted December 19, 2014 - 08:47 PM

Stand back 50 feet.

 

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Ear plugs required.

 

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Making mulch.


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Posted December 19, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Are you grinding up this years pruning residue? 


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 04:56 AM

Yes, while the ground is frozen. That is one block, still many more trees to prune.


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 09:53 AM

I wish Dad or the place I used to work at would've done it that way. Both guys had to have us pick up nearly every twig, load onto a wagon, unload into piles and then burn the two year old piles.
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Posted December 20, 2014 - 06:36 PM

Jesse, if you had a wide York rake, you could easily drag the remnants out of the rows.  Or do they amount to anything by spring?


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Posted December 20, 2014 - 07:00 PM

It seems it would be much easier and less work/fuel just to grind it all up were it lays, mulch for the earth in the spring. Many of the orchards in New England do that, think of this as a pull behind hammer mill.

 

Other orchards pull out all the cuttings and burn it as MH81 said or chip it up in a stationary chipper/shredder.

 

Not much value in the clipping.


Edited by trowel, December 20, 2014 - 07:02 PM.





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