Brush Management is perhaps one of the most valuable, yet overlooked, Wildlife Management practices. At Plateau, we view proper Brush Management as more than simply the removal of invasive brush species. Rather, a good Brush Management plan, properly implemented, will result in an increase of usable habitat and the ability of your land to support greater and more diverse plant and wildlife communities.
Proper Brush Management is an ongoing process, an investment in your land that can provide real dividends. A well laid out plan, conscientious oversight, and proper execution can make the difference. At Plateau, we bear in mind that we can take the trees out, but we can’t put them back once they’re gone. We consider what is best for your land’s native wildlife, the most appropriate time of the year to conduct Brush Management, and even implement smart uses for the ”slash” or downed brush. If conditions are wet, we won’t try to run heavy equipment, we delineate and protect ecologically delicate areas, and we certainly won’t do brush work in a manner that might encourage oak wilt. We value your money and your time and will save both by avoiding areas where little ecological benefit is expected. In short, Plateau clients can rest assured that they receiving not only the best professional advice, but the most professional and environmentally sound service.
Brush Management (Cedar)
Plateau offers selective and ecologically sound Brush Management which maintains the integrity of the habitat for native wildlife, while enhancing the beauty of your property. Our skilled field technicians implement Brush Management techniques that are tailored to the habitat needs of your property. The various forms of Juniper Brush Management include: high intensity (dense) selective clearing, re-growth juniper control, and mechanical removal with cedar-shears.
Chemical Brush Treatment
Plateau can control encroaching native species with the appropriate herbicides and spraying techniques. Prickly pear cactus, mesquite, yaupon huisache, and willow baccharis are common examples of species requiring chemical treatments.
Have you considered what to do with the downed brush or ”slash” after performing Brush Management? Based on the method implemented, slash can be used for Erosion Control (dams/berms) and Supplemental Shelter (brush piles) activities. Slash can also be chipped and used as mulch in reseeding and planting projects, as well as a base for trail building. Plateau can assist you with effective Slash Management
Brush Management Plan
Let Plateau provide you with a comprehensive analysis and long-term plan to perform the most effective Brush Management on your property. The benefits are higher value per dollar spent by identifying key components related to habitat, erosion, topography, access, and more. Whether Plateau performs the work for you or a Plateau biologist oversees your own private contractor, a long-term Brush Management Plan will serve you well when looking at the ”big picture” goals you have in shaping the ecology, aesthetics, and wildlife habitat on your land. Our trained wildlife biologists will perform a Habitat Assessment, work with you to identify goals, determine the most effective type of Brush Management to perform based on cost efficiency and suitability, create detailed maps utilizing advanced map making software and Geographic Information Systems, and provide suitable options for Slash Management.
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