The Back Story
The Sand Hills Region south of Chipley, Florida is home to hundreds, if not thousands, of clear, sand-bottomed lakes. Often referred to as ‘spring-fed’, the bodies of water are actually where the water table is exposed in sinkhole formations. The coarse sand endemic to the area allows for water to percolate relatively easily in and out of the ponds. During abnormally wet and dry events, the water can rise and lower significantly thus changing the depth of the lakes. A few years back they had particularly high water levels and it submerged many trees that hadn’t been underwater in 20 years. To compound the scenario, the flooding was followed by a particularly hard drought. Both events weakened the area trees and now, most lakes are encircled by a ring of dead sand pines and even oaks.
The Meat and Potatoes
After clearing by hand with chainsaw and machete, the landowner called us in to clear the unsightly mess around his pond. In two days, we had a once unmanageable mess around a five-acre pond, turned into a canvas ready for a new view of planted oaks.
The dead pines and super hard live oaks were turned from a thicket that couldn’t be walked through into a bed of mulch, ready for planting of trees or turned into a food plot. Near instant results and no broken bush hogs or blistered hands. Need brush, vines or trees cleared? Give KW Land Works a shout!
Need brush mowed in Southwest Georgia, South Alabama or Northwest Florida? We travel. Don’t hesitate to call us for a fixed price quote. You’ll be surprised how affordable forestry mulching is in contrast to a conventional land clearing.