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Sunday, 10 March 2019

MULCHING GORSE.

A twenty tonne excavator mulching gorse. 


The new title works fine now, just not sure I like it.

6 comments:

  1. The title is excellent.
    A flail (I assume that is what was used) seems about the only safe way to deal with gorse - viscous stuff.

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    1. John, the title is what I was trying for but I may put a bit of grey into the ocean bit to make it semi transparent. It seems a little harsh at the moment.
      It is like a flail but has solid teeth on a drum instead of chains. It's a powerful bit of kit. We are thinking of making a bigger one.

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  2. Like the new title Adrian...clever stuff!

    I don't know the reason for the Gorse clearance Adrian but, I'm sorry to say, all that I can see is the destruction of a valuable feeding habitat for our under pressure insects and pollinators, especially the bees that thrive on the Gorse flowers. It's also a great place at this time of year for nesting small birds.....sorry!....[;o(

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    1. Trevor, we stop gorse clearing on the 1st of March for this reason. I think DEFRA have a much later date. The stuff takes over if it isn't smashed up. There are acres of it still here so opening up a hectare or five makes little difference. The grass will come through and the sheep will graze again. For a couple of years and then the gorse will be back. Nasty stinky pointy sharp stuff it is.

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  3. We used one of those to trim the huge mixed hedges we had in New Zealand.

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