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thejudge
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Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
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Lumber slash after windrows cut at lease. How to be rid of it.

As the title says the lumber company came and cut windrows by my stand...

Positives: I moved my stand forward about 30 yards and u have a great crossing area and a nice long forward shot. I just spread out some no till food plot to jump start some greenery...

Negative: There is a ton of slash left over. They burned a nice clearing around me but the longest shot is a mess to get through.

I'm hunting around the fields area. Ideally a drum mulcher would be best it seems as I'm sure they won't let me burn... Not sure what a drum mulcher would run or who would do it. One day on a machine would clean it up really nice.


Any ideas on how to deal with it? Or just let it all rot and not worry.


tigereye58
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Montana
Member since Jan 2007
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I may not know exactly what a windrow is. Is that thinning of pines trees or piling up debris?

I think that undergrowth will end up great bedding for the deer so I would let it grow. I would focus on having spots to make clean shots and how to funnel the deer to those spots. Second, how can you get in and out cleanly the next few years without leaving scent. I think this year might be slower but the years after will be really good. I would soil test anything you can plant and fertilize and lime it then plant it with Oats and Turnips. That’s just my thoughts. Assuming it all pine trees or cut over on the edge of pines.
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thejudge
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Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
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Is that thinning of pines trees or piling up debris?


They cut entry's in rows out there with what I belive is this purpose.

It's big chunks of debris. Almost unwalkable down the main shot. There is some nice clearing around me that's fine. Once undergrowth takes over you'll never be able to see the ground to move and it'd be impossible to bushing.

I'll take some pictures maybe it'll help with my questions.


TimeOutdoors
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AK
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I’d take advantage of them as funnels. Maybe modify them so deer are funneled and enter where you want them to. Great opportunity to plan for different wind conditions.


thejudge
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Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
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That's a solid idea. Push the debris as a natural barrier and push them where we can plant and bring them to me. Hmmm


offshoretrash
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Farmerville, La
Member since Aug 2008
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You can rent one and do it yourself.


thejudge
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Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
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I'm going to call on Monday and see what they rent out for.

I'm curious if they have a trailer too. I don't have e access to a trailer that'd haul that and I'd be surprised if they would deliver on site that far out.

Maybe though. There is a bobcat dealer locally I've gotten a mini excavator from before for a hell of a deal for the weekend.


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TimeOutdoors
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AK
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I do this with hinge cutting. One of the best things I’ve don’t to keep deer on my property.


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plazadweller
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I didn’t know you could rent a skid steer with a mulching head. If it was my machine no way in fricking hell would I let anyone borrow it. Too much shite that can frick up either the attachment or the machine


Ron Cheramie
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You own or lease the land?

If leasing, I would make sure whatever you do is ok’d by them


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offshoretrash
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Enviro Services in Farmerville rents them. It's not much different than renting out a 1/2 million dollar trackhoe. They rent out lots of different equipment.


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thejudge
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Westlake, LA
Member since Sep 2009
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I asked our lease guy and he said timber is fine so long as we don't burn.

And cut down their trees.

Piling or mulching they don't care.


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bayoudude
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Houma
Member since Dec 2007
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The property I bought 5 years ago was like that when I bought it. Used my tractor and grapple and cleared and burned a bunch of slash. Had a guy with a dozer clean up the big spots.
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tenfoe
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It will rot by next summer and you can just bushhog it.


thejudge
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Westlake, LA
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It will rot by next summer and you can just bushhog it.


That'd be great. I've never dealt with this and wondered how long it'd take to decomp


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TigerDeacon
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It will rot by next summer and you can just bushhog it.


This.


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LSUfanNkaty
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It's big chunks of debris


Timber company that we lease from in Singer does this also. It's a pain in the ass. You would be surprised what a little 24 hp tractor with a front end loader can do to help out some. But like you mentioned, one of those mulchers on a skid steer would be ideal. I have been looking around for one to either rent or someone to hire to come clear some lanes out.


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ForLSU56
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I may not know exactly what a windrow is. Is that thinning of pines trees or piling up debris?



slash
Branches, wood chips, foliage, and other residue on
the forest floor remaining after a harvesting operation.

windrow
A pile or row of slash material left over after logging
operations or site preparation; often later burned.


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HeadSlash
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KB375
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In my area, about $175/hour with 4 hour minimum for skid steer/muncher.


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