The infamous brush pile, it’s unsightly. Brush piles can attract all kinds of critters including ticks, rodents, fleas, and snakes. They also can cause wildfires because of their dry vegetation which can quickly catch fire and spread out of control. When it’s time to get rid of that hideous brush pile you need to come up with a plan on what you want the soil underneath to become. You also need to figure out how to discard of all that material. Below we look at some ways to remove that brush.
Haul it Off
Use a truck or trailer to haul off all your yard debris. To make it easier to unload, it is suggested that you put the largest pieces on the bottom with the stem facing the direction away from the vehicle. Make sure you have all branches and debris tied down securely with rope or tie downs. When its time to unload just pull the stem of the bottom piece and everything else on top should come with it.
You can rent or use your existing wood chipper to create a pile of mulch that would look great in your flower beds or around your trees. Wood chip mulch minimizes weeds weeds and helps plants retain water and heat in the winter. They also can be used in and around play-area surfaces. Use ear and eye protection and exercise caution. And always feed the machine more slowly than you think you need to.
Burning brush is not always the best solution. You first off need to find out if your city will let you burn brush on your property and if you need to obtain a burn permit or not. Some debris does not burn well and having a brush fire can create breathing problems for next door neighbors. Try to burn the brush in a hole or in a contained area where the fire can be easily contained and not catch other obstacles on fire fire.