Manage garden waste with garden chippers, shredders and mulchers
If you're looking to clear trees or bushes, it's crucial to choose the right tools for the job. Traditional hand tools like saws and axes are great, but if it's a particularly large project, then they just might not be enough. This is when it's handy to have something a little more heavy duty, so don't forget to check out eBay.
A wood chipper, also known as a tree chipper, is a machine used for cutting down pieces of wood and converting them into small woodchips. These woodchips can then be used for all manner of things like animal or farm uses and landscaping.
These machines are often mounted onto wheels which makes them easily portable and the wheels themselves are attached to frames which allow the chipper to be towed behind a van or truck. Power is generated by an internal combustion engine, and these engines range from 3 horsepower to 1000 horsepower so it's essential to choose the right machine for the job.
Once a tree or thick bush has been felled, it's then extremely difficult and time-consuming to remove the stump from the ground by hand. To make the job far quicker and easier, an electric stump grinder is ideal. Powerful and tough-wearing, they remove tree stumps using a rotating cutting disc that chips away the timber and turns it to sawdust.
Stump grinders can vary from lawn mower size up to small van size, depending on the requirements. Usually, a standard stump grinder has a cutter wheel with fixed carbide teeth and ideal for landscapers, gardeners and tree surgeons.
If you've been clearing a particularly large amount of foliage recently, you'll probably be left with a big pile of branches, leaves and twigs. A garden mulcher will shred all of this organic garden waste into a moist mixture of smaller particles, which is the ideal for use in landscaping or to add to compost.