Jump to content
Swampie

Greener Shoots a Pain Advice Please?

Recommended Posts

Had another fantastic day in the sunshine folks, just a rake & strimmer today but it looks amazing.

I see a problem looming though, all the crud produced strimming to ground zero is mixed in with twiglet from phase one and it's building up in large loads.

 

God knows how I'll deal with that lot but progress is being made. Advise is welcome:)

 

I put my earliest photo of it here to show how impenetrable it was. Brambles were 5 feet up in this area.

 

I'm pleased with progress to say it's my first ever go at anything like this. No wonder you arborists are all so happy, it's really rewarding work. Plus the mother is pleased which is the objective.061f0e361dfc734f774798a5fbc8dcac.jpg9b62fae800c0a2cbc5c677ffdb43a338.jpg

 

 

 

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Have you got a mulching blade on the strimmer?

 

Best thing for all that is get a good fire going and pull it on with a rake

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have this blade, it's wearing down but done some serious brambles whacking.
I've abused it hitting soil and roots but this heavy foliage needed tough treatment.

Might treat myself to a new blade as mine is much shorter now.9985c1c965fac0cce3c4be4b79dc3526.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eliet make a shredder chipper. Our local dealer hires them out.
They have knives instead of a big blade.
Work well with green stuff apparently.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
We use one of those chippers on whispy vegetation , sharp blades and mixing in a balance of wood/leafy material at the same time works well.  
010_zpsee7ae1f9.jpg
 
009_zps296bf67c.jpg
006_zps82a6ab01.jpg
014_zpsf3ce1470.jpg
 

Got the aspen boat out again Bob

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Rough Hewn, thanks to a 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime, that blade arrived today.
All I can say is a big thank you. It made big piles of dry brambles into a much much smaller pile of short sticks.

They're now so small we're going to burn them in a metal bin tomorrow.

I kept the them going today of getting another big impact job done and revealed what was once a rear driveway and cut the grass.
Massive success again I feel.

Also prepped up for another back breaking ground clearance and rake down.

There's a horrid pile of holly looking at me now but I'll beat it one way or another.af15bb0348c46699718190a00dc0944a.jpgdb6294f13244edab79f3c4e87be98f70.jpg43b50f2921267358cd47b1ea7b5a7baf.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Featured Adverts

About

Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.