How to plant trees after Bush Hogging

Bush Hogging is the process of clearing the land for various purposes like farming, hunting and more. The best part? After you are done with bush hogging, your yard will become nutrient-rich and able to nourish other plant life.

Regular bush hogging will help to keep the weeds out and make a nice, healthy pasture. If you don’t keep weeds in check, they will spread, and even outgrow grass and choke them out.

We recommend you brush hog your land once a year to keep weeds out, eliminate grass growth, and keep nearby woods from spreading into the cultivating/grazing area.

Planting trees after Bush Hogging

Bush Hogging is best done during the winter, fall, or spring. This is when the saplings and other vegetation will be minimal and grasses and other weeds will not be much tall either.


plant trees after Bush Hogging

There are various things you can do to maintain your land after bush hogging. You should cut the vegetation regularly to enhance the steady regrowth of wildlife. During bush hogging, if you want to keep certain large trees, you have to go around those trees. Once your site is all clear, you can remove larger shrubs with a brush grubber. 

The areas that are empty after shrub removal should be filled so that the land is level. You can maintain the land by keeping vegetation under control through a brush mower or a lawnmower. 

The smaller trees should be removed by their roots so that new growths don’t pop up. This way, you can transplant the trees in other areas on your property where you need them.

You should use a grubber tool to pull out all the small trees that need to be cleared up. This will help you save time and damage to your surroundings. In case you're unable to pull out trees, make use of a lopper chainsaw to trim the trees close to the base in one fluid motion.

Whatever bit of tree that remains above the surface can be removed with a stump grinder. Grind out as much of the root system as you can. Make the ground nice and level by filling all the holes. 

Survey your yard where there is lots of room to transplant the trees. This is not only a cost-effective method but is friendly to the environment as well.

You should cover the rootballs of the trees you uprooted immediately and choose to plant elsewhere with burlap material. This way, the dirt and anything that covers and protects the roots will hold a lot of dirt till you put it up in a different spot.

The next step involves transforming the trees into smaller sections for easy transport. For this, you need to clear up the debris and chop the chosen trees into smaller sections and then cart them using a wheelbarrow or truck bed.

You can use some of the trees and turn them into mulch for use in your lawn, yard and garden. A chipper will come in handy for this.


Final Wrap

Bush hogging is one of the best ways to clear your yard and use that space to plant more trees and do farming activities. Post Bush Hogging, you will be left with soil that is rich in nutrients. This can then be used to nurture other plants and trees. You should Bush hog once every 3 to 6 months if you plant saplings that will grow fast. In any case, the frequency of bush hogging will depend on the kind of trees you plant.

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