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Anybody have any experience with this? I have a few acres on my land that got absolutely leveled during sandy. I had a logger come in and take most of the big stuff on the ground, my plan was to have the rest cleared out and plant some kind of forage for the critters. If anybody has any names of companies that do this I am ready to get some quotes on it, I live in Hunterdon county. Thank you.

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You might end up paying a pretty penny to have someone do this for you. You can rent a forestry unit from a rental place and do it yourself. I did this at my land I rented it for 2 days, it was around $400 for the weekend. It ate through 12 inch diameter trees. At the end of the weekend I had a huge pile of mulch from the trees and cut paths through the property. This is an option.

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I'm going to move this to the Food Plots and Land Management forum, let's keep this one for just forum related questions and answers.

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Getting the trees off a property is only the first step as you know. Getting the stumps out for suitable planting can get expensive unless you know someone with a track machine that can dig them up. Once the land is fully cleared, you can plant with a simple seeder unless you want crops like corn which are far more involved. But clover is easy once the plot is cleared. At some point, you'll need to be able to turn the soil over to replant, typically in 3 - 5 years if planting clovers. You can purchase equipment for reasonable cost to pull behind a quad if you have a quad.

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I am actually in the process of getting a tractor, one of the implements I am looking at is a plow. I am learning everything as I go, proceeding with caution, but I should be alright.

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You might end up paying a pretty penny to have someone do this for you. You can rent a forestry unit from a rental place and do it yourself. I did this at my land I rented it for 2 days' date=' it was around $400 for the weekend. It ate through 12 inch diameter trees. At the end of the weekend I had a huge pile of mulch from the trees and cut paths through the property. This is an option.

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Bucksnbows:

 

What is a forestry unit? Clearing land myself soon and curious what equipment you are referring to.

 

Regards-

 

Pineracer

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Here is the link for the unit. Bobcat rents them directly to you or you might be able to find a place to rent them. This is a bad sucka!!!!

 

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHKPrGHC9EQ]

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHKPrGHC9EQ


Here's the link for Bobcat

 

http://www.bobcat.com/attachments/forestry_cutter


They also can rent a flail mover, but it's more for cutting heavy grass and light brush. Do not attempt to use a flail mower you even 1 inch diameter trees or saplings. I have done it and damaged it.

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Rutting Buck-

 

THAT is exactly what I need. Thanks for the link.

 

Update: Wow, $1,000 per day from Central Jersey Bobcat! Gonna make some more calls.

 

Pineracer

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Yes make more calls. I didn't pay that much. I rented it for 2 days and cleared a 2 acre plot and 1.3 miles of trail through mature and heavy timber in about 11 hours

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You could always plant around the stumps. Seems to me you could spend the money on both hard and soft mast trees. Just another option. I believe tcook purchased some trees and can give you an idea of where to get them

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I just purchased 50 apple trees from Cummins nursery in upstate NY. Cost under a $1000 w/shipping.

Also I just purchased 500 Eastern red cedars through a farm bureau in Calhoun County Illinois. I bought those for about

$1.25 each.

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I f I have someone chip back into the woods, can I still replant? I like Jim's idea about replanting trees and thank you tcook for your input. I have a lot of work ahead of me, but at least I have some guys with knowledge helping me out, and I think that is awesome.:thumb_up::cool::thumb_up:

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