Re: Grounds query: do you use a chipper/shredder?
From: Chris ScottHanson (
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 08:17:27 -0700 (PDT)

Chipper/shredders that really work are large and expensive. In my opinion, you should NOT buy, but rent, and rent the largest thing you can rent. If possible, consider hiring a tree company with a REALLY BIG machine to come in and chip for you.

New, wet material always goes through more easily. Smaller machines will often handle only small, newly cut material. The big machines will handling bigger, and drier material.

IN SUMMARY: In this case, BIGGER is in fact better. Back yard chippers only handle very small sticks, and they are very slow. Get something BIG.

Chris ScottHanson

On Sep 30, 2005, at 5:39 AM, HeidiNYS [at] wrote:

Hi folks,

We at Cantines Island are approaching eight years in residence[!]

As part of Grounds, was asked to see if any of you have a chipper/ shredder
and if so:
do you find it useful?
Is it true, [as one of our neighbors was told] that it can be used only for
freshly cut wood???

We've got plenty of backlog that would be useful as mulch. If it can in
fact be shredded.

Open for input,
Ruth Samuels Hirsch
Heidinys [at]
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