NZ Lifestyle Block

Pros of machine-clearing


• fast;

• 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.

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