Forestry mulching is a method of land clearing that uses heavy machinery to cut, grind, and clear vegetation. 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 machines can clear land of unwanted trees and brush without disturbing soils or desirable vegetation.
Traditional land clearing methods often present an increased risk of erosion by pushing over trees, uprooting the stump and roots, and substantially disturbing soils. In contrast, mulching the vegetation leaves the soil structure intact. The mulched material can be left on the ground and will act as an erosion barrier while returning nutrients back into the soil through decomposition. Over time, grass will naturally grow through the mulch and can be maintained with mowing.
Thus, forestry mulching is beneficial because it eliminates many steps in land clearing, causes less erosion than traditional methods, and eventually leads to natural growth of grasses.