Wildcat Advanced Land Clearing

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Frequently Asked Questions

We try to anticipate questions you might have about our PRODUCT / SERVICE and provide the answers here. If you need additional information send email to YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS.

Does the mulch produced have any value?

The mulch generated from your site is a very unique product. Regardless of consistency, quantity or type, your mulch is valuable. In most cases it is actually more valuable than the clearing service itself. Just do the math…what would it cost to cover 1 acre with 2-6 inches of wood mulch? What does it cost to reestablish your land after it has been stripped of this natural resource and deeply disrupted by large heavy equipment? The fact is that traditional heavy equipment clearing practices are way more expensive, time consuming and detrimental to your land than our one step advanced mulching process. Traditional clearing practices require multiple steps and in that process it strips the land of a wonderful natural resource that the soil needs to be revitalized. In addition traditional clearing requires a reestablishment process in order to control water runoff, stop soil erosion and establish a usable layer of top soil. Each step driving the cost up and the quality of the top soil down. Our one step process is done with a compact forestry mulching machine using low ground pressure rubber tracks and the latest Tier 4 emissions rated diesel engine. We mulch the undesired growth right back into the very top surface of the soil where it stood. Our process is quick, efficient, Eco-Friendly and allows replenishment and buildup of the topsoil as the mulch decomposes. The layer of mulch is also excellent for controlling water runoff and soil erosion requiring no additional steps or cost to protect your precious top soil.

When Can the Land Be Used?

Mulch produced from our forestry mulching process will decompose in 2-10 seasons depending on the type of wood, quantity of mulch and the ground conditions. You will typically see small native plant growth within a week or two (depending on the season) after the process is completed. In some cases, it is not uncommon to see native plant growth cover the entire ground within 1 year. This growth is the native species of grasses and plant life coming back. This is a very good thing as the plant life will also help to increase stability of the soil, consume the mulch, and provide coverage for bugs, worms etc. to aide in the decomposition process. The new growth is easily managed through traditional mowing or by placing a few herbivore animals in the space. Animal traffic or the movement of their hooves stirs the mulch into the soil and their waste adds seed and nutrients to the soil. Over seeding or Hydro seeding will help provide plant growth even quicker. The mulch produced will also add much needed organic matter and nutrients to increase the overall health of the soil. The layer of mulch will help retain moisture in the ground and help increase the decay rate of deeper (underground) root matter that is left after mulching. Even mulch with high acidic levels (such as Pine and Cedar) can provide considerable health benefits and tilth to the top soil. Mulch is a natural fertilizer unlike man made fertilizers that can contain harsh chemicals making mulch a better source to replenish and vitalize the soil. Traditional methods of land clearing with bulldozers and excavators strip the top soil of this natural resource leaving it barren requiring  years to revitalize the soil to a healthy level.

What do we do with the stumps?

This is a question often asked by clients and the answer is simple, if the property is being cleared for future use as pasture, view enhancement, or just grassland then the stumps should be mulched a few inches below the ground surfac and left to decay naturally. Native grasses or seeded grass will grow over the top of the mulched stumps since the mulch is mixed with the top soil it provides a moisture and nutrient rich environment to encourage growth. Most stumps will not create holes because they decay very slowly and will naturally fill in. Even if there is a slight hole or indentation noted later after the stumps decay, it is better to use some top soil to dress the ground surface where needed rather than remove the stumps and deeply disrupt the fragile top soil. Removing the stumps also requires their disposal which will add additional costs. Larger stumps left from a timber harvesting operation may need to be removed and the soil re-dressed just due to their overall size. Stumps will also need to be removed if the land is going to be tilled for growing crops or for any building foundation.

Mulch Clearing Process Facts

•Single step process

•Seldom requires permitting

•Preserves, replenishes and builds topsoil layer

•Low ground pressure or compaction from machine

•Does not disrupt the natural lay of the land

•Creates Natural Erosion Control and water retention

•Able to perform the process in wet or snowy weather

•No burning required

•No piles or hauling debris off site (saving the topsoil)

•Extremely selective clearing

•Absolutely no disruption of desirable trees or their root
  system allowing them to flourish

•Property is visually appealing during and after the entire     process


•Much less expensive

•Property is ready for use as soon as we leave


Traditional Land Clearing Process Facts

•Multiple step process

•Requires permitting and site plan

•Greatly disrupts and relocates topsoil layer

•Requires additional erosion control such as silt fencing       and catch basins

•High ground pressure (track compaction)

•Highly weather dependent (creates a muddy mess)

•Most often requires burning, hauling or large tub grinder   (multiple steps)

•Leaves unsightly piles to dry before burning or

•Burn piles can over sterilize the soil leaving areas of no
  growth activity for extended period

•Discards valuable biomass

•Damages nearby trees or desirable trees and root system
  leaving them to die in a short time

•Unsightly and scarred appearance during and after the

•Leaves the land barren and open to drought, wind
  erosion and water erosion

•Much more expensive, disruptive and longer process with
  no added value or nutrients to replenish the soil.

•Requires reestablishment processes to stabilize the soil