1. What is mastication?

Mastication in the context of fire prevention and defensible space involves us using our masticator (Bobcat compact track loader with a masticating attachment) to knock down dead and overgrown trees. Next, we use the masticator to “chew” up the fallen wood and plant material. We offer our customers three options for what comes next.

  1. Further grind plant materials into mulch and safely till the material back into the soil. This method is healthy for the soil and prevents erosion n the case of heavy rains.
  2. Pile up the fallen materials and haul them away.
  3. Pile up the fallen materials into designated “dozer piles” and then conduct controlled burns to safely destroy the materials.