NZ Lifestyle Block
Pros of machine-clearing
• soil is left in a reasonable tilth so
it's easier to sow;
• landscaping can be done at the same time, eg contouring slopes for water run-off.
• scarily huge piles of slash that
must be burned;
• churns soil in wet areas;
• risk of compaction affecting
deeper soil layers;
• cost – up to $1000+ per day, per machine, plus transportation costs for getting machinery in and out.