Mesquite Grubbing

The Grubbing Method Minimizes Soil Disturbance and Helps Avoid the Loss of Topsoil and Grasses

Cedar Eaters of Texas offers a newer, more environmentally-friendly solution to eradicate your unwanted perennial vegetation. Grubbing is a relatively new concept that is growing in popularity due to its many advantages over older clearing techniques. Cedar Eaters' grubbing method uses two mechanical applications to extract the ENTIRE TREE–roots and all. We have a large excavator (nicknamed the Grubber) with a patented grubbing bucket and retractable thumb that can handle large mesquite trees and other types of vegetation that grows back, even when cut down to ground level. We also have a patented, skid steer-mounted grubbing bucket dubbed the ROOT-N-ALL®. Both of these applications have helped Cedar Eaters with the successful removal of thousands of acres of perennial vegetation--including mesquite, huisache, black locust, retama and even cactus!

Patented Root-n-All attachment
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The Mesquite Grubbing Excavator

We primarily use the mesquite grubbing excavator (nicknamed the "Grubber") when dealing with large mesquite trees and other types of perennial vegetation. This machine is capable of extracting mesquite trees (whose trunks are up to 24 to 30″ in diameter) out of the ground; however, we typically recommend keeping mesquites that are that size or bigger. We recommend that the grubbed vegetation be laid out in what we call "wind-rowed piles" to be mulched at a later time; however, we can also pile the vegetation for wildlife habitat or to be burned on a rainy day by the property owner. Minimize soil disturbance caused by root-plowing and avoid loss of topsoil and grasses. Steer clear of nasty chemicals that require repeat application and use the environmentally-friendly "grubbing method" instead. Your property will thank you!

Please Call Us: 1-877-404-8141


The Skid Steer with Root-n-All attachment

The Skid Steer with ROOT-N-ALL®

The ROOT-N-ALL® grubbing attachment was actually designed by two of Cedar Eaters' employees to satisfy customers that needed smaller mesquite trees grubbed. This attachment mounts to a skid steer and has two hydraulic pincers that help stabilize the tree while the grubbing action is being performed with the V-blade bucket. When dealing with smaller mesquite trees, this process is considerably less invasive than even our excavator. When the grubbing is complete, we can detach the ROOT-N-ALL® and switch to a grapple attachment to pile the grubbed vegetation. During this process, much of the dirt gets raked back into the holes providing a ready-to-use pasture capable of supporting livestock and wildlife immediately. The ROOT-N-ALL® is a universal attachment for skid loaders that is available for purchase by private landowners through H&W Attachments, LLC

Please Call: 1-877-404-8141 to get a free mesquite grubbing estimate today.

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)

Oklahoma Counties
(Comanche, Cotton, Grady, McClain, Stephens, Jefferson, Carter, Love, Murray, Pontotoc, Johnston, Marshall, Bryan, Atoka, Coal)

New Mexico Counties
(Union, Harding, San Miguel, Guadalupe, Quay, Curry, Roosevelt)

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.

Cedar Eaters of Texas


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    Office Address
    6707 TX-27, Comfort, TX 78013
    Mailing Address
    PO Box 95 Comfort, Tx 78013

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