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Tree Removal and Repurposing with Altec Equipment

Posted by: Jason Mills on April 4, 2015


Don’t just remove old trees – repurpose with help from our Altec equipment.

Removing unwanted trees can improve the look, and in the case of dead trees, the safety, of your outdoor space. Get even more bang for your buck by turning these eyesores into mulch for a polished landscape.

While this may seem like a big job, with the rental of a chipper/shredder, you can tackle this task yourself. Altec provides several chippers in our rental fleet to assist you.

For 85 years, Altec has been committed to excellence through innovation, safety and customer satisfaction. As a leading equipment and service provider, Altec is a proven and dependable part of our rental fleet.

To use one of the Altec chippers in your own backyard, first determine the size needed based on the diameter of the tree or limb pieces you’ll be shredding into mulch. Depending on your location, there may be several choices available – including the Altec DC610 Chipper, Altec 12" Chipper or Altec 9" Chippers.

Follow these tips for professional results:

  • For a uniform look, remove all leaves and smaller branches from limbs prior to feeding into the chipper.
  • For the most degradable mulch, incorporate all leaves, smaller branches and even grass clippings. This will create nutrient-rich compost/ mulch for your yard. 
  • For a better smell, mix cedar into your chipper along with the tree you’re removing from your own yard.

Once you have your trees logs and limbs mulched, spread the pile into paths or beds with rakes and pitchforks to achieve the desired backyard aesthetic. 

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