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Invasive Sumac & How to Get Rid of It

Posted by Chelsea Renteria on 10/9/20 9:12 AM


Sumac refers to approximately 35 species in the genus Rhus, a member of the Anacardiaceae flowering plant family. Sumac grows in various parts of the world, including temperate climates in Eastern North America.

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Topics: Forestry, Invasive Species, Sumac

How to Get Rid of Tree Borers and Prevent Infestation

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 8/12/20 4:04 PM


Also known as tree borers, wood borers feed on and make habitats from trees and other woody plants. They belong to a variety of insect groups, including beetles, wasps, and moths, and are often the larva of these species.

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Topics: Forestry, Invasive Species, Beetles

Controlling Invasive Eastern Red-Cedar Trees

Posted by Miranda Moss on 7/20/20 6:54 AM


In Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, the eastern red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana L.) has substantially reduced livestock production and profitability by 75% in the rangelands it invades.

Originally limited to rocky bluffs and other areas where fire couldn't reach them, eastern red-cedar tree populations expanded with the introduction of European land management practices to the United States. A decrease in controlled burns allowed forests to spread, including this now-invasive species. It extended from its native Kansas to nearby states, where it overtakes prairie plant life.

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Topics: Eastern Red Cedar, Forestry, Invasive Species

Enhancing Hunting Grounds with Vegetation Management

Posted by Miranda Moss on 7/6/20 4:57 PM


Over the years of hunting with family and friends, I have had the pleasure of hunting on both well-maintained and overgrown land. There is nothing worse than hoofing through thick brush to get to a prime location and still not getting that clear shot due to overrun brush and trees.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Hunting Grounds

The Invasive Australian Pine Tree & How to Get Rid of It

Posted by Chelsea Renteria on 6/25/20 3:28 PM


The Australian pine is an invasive tree found primarily in FL, HI, CA, AZ, and TX. In 1898, the USDA first planted Australian pine to stabilize banks and use as lumber. Today, this invasive species interferes with the plants, wildlife, and soil around it.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Insects, Australian Pine Tree

How to Handle Asian Longhorned Beetle Tree Damage

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 5/19/20 11:39 AM


The Asian Longhorned Beetle is a recently introduced non-native insect. This beetle can infest and kill hardwood trees in more than 15 plant families. Without eradication, this insect has the potential to be a  significant threat to trees in the United States.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Insects, Asian Longhorned Beetle

Taming Trees in Tennessee

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 12/12/19 12:51 PM

Jerrod Allen, Owner-Operator of Allen's Land Services LLC, shares his experience with Diamond Mowers’ Excavator Forestry Disc Mulcher and how it has impacted his business.

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Topics: Testimonials, Forestry, Excavators, Land Clearing, Contractor

Skid-Steer Forestry Disc Mulcher - Deck Shell

Posted by Matt Nelson on 8/30/19 10:22 AM


There are five fundamental components of Diamond’s Forestry Disc Mulcher; including the motor, teeth, disc, spindle, and shell. Why did Diamond choose to use these specific components, and why are they successful? Let’s look at the deck shell.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Skid-Steer Attachments, Skid-Steer Forestry Mulcher

Bark Beetle Outbreak

Posted by Ben Gutnik on 8/21/19 1:26 PM


Conifers are like a banquet for bark beetles. These beetles infest most of the national parks and pine forests. Combined with climate change, the spread of bark beetles has led to an increase in destruction of trees and wildfires.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Pine Beetle, Insects, Bark Beetle, Southern Pine Beetle, American elm bark beetle

Skid-Steer Forestry Disc Mulcher - Spindle

Posted by Matt Nelson on 8/8/19 3:13 PM


There are five fundamental components of Diamond’s Forestry Disc Mulcher; including the motor, teeth, disc, spindle and shell. Why did Diamond choose to use these specific components, and why are they successful? Let’s look at the spindle.

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Topics: Skid-Steer, Forestry, Skid-Steer Attachments, Skid-Steer Forestry Mulcher

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