|Skip Mourglia, Forester with USDA working out of the Southwest Missouri Resource Conservation & Development office in Republic, MO, gives a short introduction to the forest grinding practice. She explains the benefits, costs and expected results to the attendees.|
|The machine demonstrated today was the Fecon 140 horsepower model. It is owned and operated by Skidsteer Plus Landclearing, Highlandville, MO. Their website is www.showmespl.com|
|Here is the machine in action. The owner says he can grind, on average, two to three acres per hour.|
|Some of the attendees wait as the operator prepares to demonstrate the debris grinder.|
After the grinder has gone through the timber.
|Here is the detail of the leading edge of the grinder.|
|Dick Henderson, Forest Debris Grinding Promoter, and Rita Meuller, Resource Conservatiion and Development Coordinator, talk about the advantages of debris grinding fallen timber to get quick breakdown of organic materials.|