March 25, 2022

Preparing for the Tub Grinder

Here at my Bedford, New York farm, we're all very busy preparing for the tub grinder.

During the year, my outdoor grounds crew accumulates a lot of organic debris - logs, stumps, bark, and brush. This year, we also took down many ash trees affected by the Emerald ash borer disease. It's all gathered and either repurposed as milled lumber, wood chips, or left to decay and made into garden dressings, such as mulch and compost. To help with the process, I like to call in a tub grinder once a year or once every two years depending on how much material we need to reduce and recycle. The tub grinder is scheduled to arrive early next week, so it's a race to get everything piled up and ready.

Enjoy these photos.