The Georgia Forestry Commission (GFC) is pleased to offer a new service: mechanical fuel treatment.
GFC’s mechanical fuel treatment offers safe and effective control of understory vegetation that can make wildfire mitigation and control a struggle. These powerful tools churn through places unsuited for traditional methods such as prescribed burning and chemical treatment. Mechanical fuel treatment is ideal for areas in the wildland-urban interface, land near gas lines, power lines, rights of way and other smoke-sensitive areas.
Mechanical fuel treatment machines are specifically equipped to safely and effectively manage the thick understory that grows in Georgia’s forests:
• 88” wide front mount/triple rotary deck, rear discharge mechanical underbrush clearing
• Mulches all underbrush and trees up to four inches in diameter efficiently and effectively – much faster than tractor drawn or track machines;
• Clears up to two acres per hour.
To learn more about GFC’s masticator mechanical fuel treatment service, contact your local GFC office or call 1-800-GA-TREES.
This information was obtained from: http://www.gatrees.org/community-forests/wui/MechanicalFuelTreatmentServiceFlyer.pdf