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Mesquite Tree - An Arid invader

Posted by Travis Urban on 11/14/18 12:49 PM

Mesquite trees are some of the worst invasive species on the planet known as "the devil with roots". This arid invader of water is a problem for many ranchers and producers in the southern and southwestern regions of the US.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Producers, Ranchers, Landowners, Texas, Mesquite, Southwest, Skid-Steer Forestry Mulcher

Mulching Mesquite In The South

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 3/8/17 10:36 AM

Overgrown Mesquite on rangeland in Tuscola, TX being eliminated by the Diamond 60" Skid-Steer Forestry Mulcher.

The increase of Mesquite trees in southern states has consumed pasturelands, fueled drought conditions, and increased salinity in shallow marine areas due to lack of groundwater flow, harming native species and hurting rangeland production.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Producers, Ranchers, Landowners, Texas, Mesquite, Southwest

Saw Palmetto & Brazilian Pepper Tree a Problem in the Southeast

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 10/17/16 9:35 AM

Saw Palmetto overgrowing rangeland in FL. (Photo courtesy: University of Florida IFAS Extension)

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Producers, Ranchers, Landowners, Southeast, Florida, Brazilian Pepper Tree, Palmetto

Waging War on the Eastern Red-cedar

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 8/18/16 5:32 PM

The Eastern Red-Cedar invasion poses a major threat to livestock producers and landowners across the central US, ranging from North Dakota to Texas.

To understand the consequences of preventing the cedar invasion, look at Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas where livestock production and profitability has declined 75% in rangelands invaded by Eastern Red-Cedar.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Eastern Red Cedar, Producers, Ranchers, Landowners