Turning Waste into Gold: Brush Chopping for Agroforestry

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2018: $29,984.00
Projected End Date: 04/30/2020
Grant Recipient: Savanna Institute
Region: North Central
State: Wisconsin
Project Coordinator:
Dr. Kevin Wolz, PhD
Savanna Institute
Harry, of Hoch Orchard & Gardens, thoughtfully shared his experience managing his orchard prunings and soil biology by chopping branches. He described the pros and cons of three types of equipment: single blade choppers, double blade choppers, and flail choppers.
Harry Hoch, Hoch Orchards
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
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