Cedar Mulching

Cedar Eaters® of Texas has specialized in cedar and brush clearing in the Texas Hill Country for nearly two decades. Our environmentally-friendly mulching machines have cleared thousands upon thousands of acres across the State and beyond. The mulching method has vastly become the "new norm" in liberating landowners from their cedar and brush problems, because of its minimal impact on the land as well as its environmental benefits.

Each of our Cedar Eater® forestry mulchers are equipped with hydraulically-powered cutting heads that quickly reduce trees and brush into beneficial mulch. The cutting heads are 8 feet wide and rotate at 1800 RPM, shredding any material into a variety of textures, from coarse to fine, interlocking as it falls. The durability of these cutting heads is unmatched by the competition. If there is a machine failure, the simplicity of repair usually results in very little downtime. In an industry where pace is everything, this makes it the best wood shredder known to do environmentally-friendly land clearing.

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The Cedar Eater® mulching machines are fast and agile, giving our operators the ability to be selective with each tree they clear. This ability to provide selective clearing, when combined with minimal soil disturbance, allows the landowner to retain more of their desirable native species like live oak, pecan and persimmon–just to name a few. Mulch left behind provides a protective layer during heavy rains and holds moisture in the ground during extensive droughts. The mulch Cedar Eaters® leaves behind promotes native grass growth and can be driven on (by trucks and recreational vehicles) immediately after clearing.

Not all cedar is bad and we don’t necessarily recommend clear-cutting a property, unless it was historically cleared before cedar-encroachment. This is why we urge you to meet with our professionals so that we can design a “brush clearing plan” that best suits your needs, while maintaining your property's natural balance.


Mulch promotes native grass growth

Got Brush Piles?

Our Cedar Eater® mulching machines can quickly turn your brush piles into a beneficial layer of organic mulch. No matter how large or how small your brush piles are, our team is capable of guiding you to an environmentally-friendly solution. There are factors to consider, such as "wind-rowing" the piles to expedite the mulching process and our experts can help with that preparation work.

Mulching vs. Burning

Mulching old brush piles is more expensive than burning but the benefits far outweigh the costs. We can mulch brush piles year-round, even during extensive droughts. No more stress or sleepless nights worrying about a burn pile fire getting out of control. The organic mulch left behind helps to restore your land immediately and there are no ugly burn scars to tend to.

Increase Your Land's Resale Value

Clearing your land of cedar and other unwanted vegetation can significantly improve the value of your land. Cedar Eaters® has worked with thousands of property owners and land developers across the state in order to get their properties ready for the market. Whether it’s to enhance the beauty of your land or to protect your investment–Cedar Eaters® can help steer you in the right direction. Call today for a free estimate with one of our clearing experts in your area.

Wildlife Habitat Restoration

If you qualify for wildlife management, the native wildlife population must be produced for human use which may include food, medicine, or recreation. Please Note: The size of your property can dictate the kind of wildlife management options that are available to you. For instance, not all wildlife species can be managed for on every property. To determine what kind of management plan you should apply for, we urge you to contact a local wildlife biologist. If you don’t have one in mind then we would suggest you contact a member of the Plateau Land & Wildlife Management team at Plateau Wildlife. Their team is very knowledgeable in determining what kind of native species are indigenous to your land and they can assist you with the design and implementation of your plan to be submitted to the state.

Pasture Restoration

The cedar trees removed and mulched allows the stocking rate of pastureland to greatly increase and the ranchers can profit. You can speed up the process by broadcasting native grass seed over the mulch. However this typically won’t work without rain. We suggest letting the area “rest” meaning no grazing for a year after we have performed our mulching service. This gives your native grass seeds that are currently on your property a chance to settle in and thrive in their new recovering environment. Rainfall aids in the recovery of grass, you can see immediate results with grass recovery even with a little amount of rain. During our drought years we often noticed that the areas with greenest grass on the property were located in the areas with mulch on the ground. Due to the extraordinary ability of mulch retaining what little moisture we were getting.

Watershed Reclamation

Removing cedar tree infestations does not only increase the amount of water hitting the ground and staying in the ground; but, specifically mulching cedar trees (as opposed to other forms of cedar removal) helps increase water levels even more. How is that? Well, the layer of cedar mulch seals in moisture and prevents it from being able to evaporate into the atmosphere, leaving all of that groundwater in the, well…ground. That way, quality hardwood trees like oaks can get the water they need to thrive. Native grasses can rebuild their populations, improving water quality and soil retention. Over time, landowners will see a rise in the level of their streams and ponds, as their drainage basins (sometimes referred to as watersheds and defined loosely as the area that drains into an underground water source) are able to recharge themselves in a natural and healthy way.

Hunting Trails/Sendero Clearing

The Cedar Eater® forestry mulchers are the best mechanical application for clearing right of ways & senderos. Our machines leave behind an even layer of mulch that can immediately be driven on by trucks and ROW equipment. The mulch serves as a protective layer preventing re-growth, promoting grass growth, and creating a viable workspace during wet conditions. When combined with all the other aspects of the mulching method, it is evident that our Cedar Eater® mulching machines are the cleanest and most efficient way to perform brush clearing on your right of way or sendero.

Natural Disaster Recovery (Wildfires)

The Cedar Eaters® timber mulchers are the best application for clearing burnt or dead vegetation after a devastating wildfire. The mulch left behind adds nourishing organic nutrients back into the ground that has been stripped of all-natural nutrients, aiding in a speedy recovery process. Our team has worked all over Texas (including after Bastrop and Possum Kingdom fires) aiding Texas landowners and governmental agencies in their wildfire recovery efforts. In the event that your property suffers a loss due to wildfire, we urge you to contact us to see how we can aid in your land’s recovery. We work hand-in-hand with private landowners, government officials, and insurance agencies to get their land back on the right track.

Natural Disaster Recovery (Flooding)

Cedar Eaters® of Texas was also one of the first to respond following the historic flooding in Wimberley, Texas by partnering with a local church to clear flood debris.  Additionally, we have helped multiple private landowners in Wimberley and along the Blanco Rivers, not only clearing debris but creating natural flood barriers to aid in future flood events. Whether we use our Cedar Eater® mulching machine or a hand crew with chainsaws and a wood chipper, we can help you get your property back to normal quickly. If you have experienced flooding, please call us today so we can help you develop a clearing plan to aid in the recovery of your land.

Pipeline/ROW Clearing

Clearing for oil and gas pipelines (or utility right-of-ways) is an ongoing process that promotes the safe and efficient operation of the pipeline. Cedar Eaters® makes sure when clearing trees located near the pipeline to remove roots and any additional growth that can wrap around the pipeline and damage it. Cedar Eaters® knows that it is important to keep the area around the pipeline right-of-way clear of trees so nothing threatens pipeline integrity to help ensure the safety of the surrounding community.

Oil and Gas Exploration Clearing

Cedar Eaters® of Texas is experienced at large and small land clearing jobs for the oil and gas industry. No matter the terrain, density of the vegetation, soil stability, environmental concerns or obstacles, the Cedar Eater® timber mulchers work through them to clear the land according to projects specs.

Government and Military Work

Cedar Eaters® has successfully completed numerous land clearing projects for military installations across Texas. In 2008, we began clearing over 1,700 acres on a 5-year project with Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis under contract with Texas A&M AgriLife Research. In 2014, we were sub-contracted to clear training sites at McAlester Army Ammunitions Plant in Oklahoma.  The Cedar Eater team has worked with numerous municipalities, government entities (like Texas Parks and Wildlife Department), and various contractors on city and state park projects as well as underground and above-ground utility projects.

We are based in Kerr County near Comfort, TX, however, we provide land clearing services in all of the Texas Hill Country as well as North Texas, South Texas, and Central Texas. Below is a list of counties that we frequent.

(Austin County, Atascosa County, Bexar County, Bandera County, Blanco County, Burnet County, Bell County, Bosque County, Brown County, Bastrop County, Burleson County, Brazos County, Brooks County, Bee County, Comal County, Caldwell County, Colorado County, Coryell County, Comanche County, Coleman County, Concho County, Callahan County, Coke County, Crockett County, Dimmit County, Duval County, Dewitt County, Denton County, Collin County, Edwards County, Erath County, Eastland County, Ellis County, Frio County, Fayette County, Falls County, Freestone County, Gillespie County, Guadalupe County, Goliath County, Gonzales County, Grimes County, Hidalgo County, Hays County, Hood County, Hill County, Hamilton County, Irion County, Jim Hogg County, Jim Wells County, Jackson County, Johnson County, Jack County, Jones County, Kleberg County, Kendall County, Kerr County, Kinney County, Karnes County, Kimble County, La Salle County, Live Oak County, Lavaca County, Llano County, Lee County, Lampasas County, Limestone County, Maverick County, McMullen County, Medina County, Menard County, Mason County, McCulloch County, Mills County, McLennan County, Milam County, Palo Pinto County, Parker County, Real County, Refugio County, Runnels County, Starr County, San Patricio County, Sutton County, Schleicher County, San Saba County, Somervell County, Stephens County, Shackelford County, Travis County, Tom Green County, Taylor County, Throckmorton County, Val Verde County, Victoria County, Wilson County, Wharton County, Washington County, Williamson County, Wise County, Young County, Zapata County)

We will travel anywhere if the job is large enough. If you have a small job we will typically nest small jobs together in order to cover as much ground as possible within our current service area.

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