Water Conservation

The state of Texas is experiencing tremendous growth and with the combination of extensive droughts the state’s water supply is under great stress. This is why the state of Texas has implemented the Texas Watershed Steward Program. This program was put in place to educate citizens on the importance of our states water resources and how protect and preserve them.

Cedar Eaters of Texas has worked with numerous clients in implementing their individual watershed programs. As a result we have seen the direct effects that prove the importance of clearing properties of their invasive water guzzling cedars and mesquites.water1

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water1This photo was taken in Camp Bullis on March of 2013.  The area to the right had just recently been mulched.  The area to the left was mulched in January of 2012.  Both areas were completely covered with Ash Juniper.  You can clearly see the benefits of the mulching method in this photo.

In a report published in 1997, it was determined that a single cedar tree can consume up to 33.1 gallons of water per day.  It was also noted that a single mesquite tree can consume up to 20.9 gallons of water per day.  You can read this report by clicking on this link.

This is the same area on Camp Bullis.  The area to the right consisted of 45 acres of hilltop that was covered in cedar.  As a result of the clearing Cedar Eaters performed in 2012 the toe of the hillside developed seeps even with below average rainfall.

The importance of water conservation is a key issue in the economic health of our state.  It is also one of the core reasons why we are in the business that we are in.  Seeing the results of our hard work and dedication come to life compels the Cedar Eater team to continue providing a top-quality land clearing service for the generations to come.

To learn more about developing a Watershed Protection Plan.  We encourage you to visit the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.

Cedar & Brush clearing will increase runoff to your stock tanks and ponds for your cattle and wildlife.

Brush removal maximizes water flow from underground springs.
Work performed on Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis under contract with Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources through a Cooperative Ecosystem Study Unit (CESU) funded by Joint Base San Antonio.