At Rio Responsible Forestry LLC we like to leave as much of the original biomass as we can to leave those nutrients on site. Pile burning and lop are two examples of this, but our favorite is to chip the woody material for a variety of reasons.
What is Chipping?
Chipping is the shredding or fine cutting of woody material such as logs and branches into wood chips that range from dust sized particles to pieces that are 2 or 3 inches in length and up to half inch in width. This takes a large volume of material and allows us to break it down to take up less volume and keep the material on site by either piling it for use or dispersing it across the landscape.
Why Do We Like To Chip?
Takes a large volume of material and makes it a relatively small footprint
Chips break down over time replenishing top soil with nutrients
Creates an ecosystem of bacteria and fungi to decay the wood such as mycelium providing food to soil invertebrates
Prevents and slows erosion by taking the impact of the rain rather than the soil, as well as helps the soil retain its position instead of running off with the water
Protects the soil from the sun for water retention and allow bacteria and fungi to flourish as well as the trees
Beautifies, or "parkify", the landscape by creating uniformity across the soil
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