Vegetation Management can have a multitude of applications. Plant diseases, Beetle killed trees and invasive species of plants can all pose significant threats to native vegetation, water supplies and wildlife habitats and lead to a potential wildfire.
Low ground pressure tractors with mulching attachments are often used for vegetation management in wetland areas to remove Arundo and other wetland invasive species. Salt Cedar, Russian olive, Buckthorn, and Multi-floral rose can invade a natural habitat or soak up a tremendous amount of ground water and need to be removed to reestablish the native habitat or to preserve the water table. Tree shear, mulching attachments, and excavator mulching attachments are all effective tools for these applications.
Roadside vegetation management can become a priority where line of site is inhibited by vegetation or where dead vegetation or trees (often due to Beetle kill or disease) threaten travelers. Excavator mulching attachments work well in roadside vegetation management and can be coupled to most excavators in the 7-40 metric ton range and if equipped with rubber tracks can easily travel over paved roads.