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.
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.
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.