Production of woodchip for dairy farmers:
All trees and logging slash can be turned into wood chip. Many dairy farmers use
the woodchip themselves for their wintering pads and calf sheds. It produces a soft,
carpet-like pad that is pleasant for cows to walk and sit on and provides good drainage.
The top layer can be scraped off as the season progresses. Used woodchip/manure
can then be composted to be spread and ploughed back into paddocks in the spring.
We cut down trees that have grown to become a hazard or a nuisance on your property.
Macrocarpas, pines, etc can be safety hazards and there are times when their removal
has been recommended by Work Safe NZ (formerly OSH). Unstable trees or over-hanging
branches have been known to snap in adverse weather conditions and destroy sheds
or kill animals that were sheltering below.
These woodchips are mainly bought by dairy farmers. The farmers use it in calf sheds
and to make wintering pads for their cows.