July 11, 2017

Using a Tub Grinder at the Farm

There's a lot going on in my compost yard - one of the most important areas on my farm.

During the year, my outdoor grounds crew amasses quite a large pile of organic debris - bark, stumps, logs, and brush. All of it is either repurposed as milled lumber, or left to decay and made into garden dressings, such as mulch and compost. To help with the decomposition process, a tub grinder comes to property every couple of years. This large piece of machinery grinds the material into much finer, usable wood chips.

Dan Repola, of Material Processors, located in Warwick, New York, has managed our projects several times. Once all the wood has gone through the tub grinder, Dan passes it through again to make it even finer. Enjoy these photos of this very interesting process.