This is a V Shear machine clearing a cutover area for one of our clients. It shears the stumps and clears the logging debris before we use the Bedding machine to create raised beds for the loblolly seedlings. Many sites in coastal NC are wet natured, and may require mechanical preparation. We applied herbicide in June to control the thick waxy vegetation.
This is a Bedding machine bedding the same cutover area after the V Shear machine has made a pass. Like tobacco beds, we create beds for pine trees to keep them out of standing water that may occur during very wet periods of the year. The Loblolly pine we plant in January will grow amazingly fast because of our site preparation.