Producing wood chips
Producing wood chips is an environment-friendly activity because brush growing on ditchbanks, cutting waste, wooden construction waste, and tree stumps can serve as the raw material for this process. Brush cutting, clearing ditches and waysides, collecting cutting waste, and forest management change the overall look of nature, while making management easier and cheaper.
Wood chips are produced with special chippers, the production capacity of which is up to 200 m3 of finished products per hour. The material to be chopped must be stored in a hard surface yard and access must be provided via roads that are suitable for heavy trucks, so that the chipper and chopping truck have sufficient space for manoeuvring and the roads must not have any restrictions in place on heavy trucks.
The volume of wood chips is measured based on the finished product’s output. The minimum amount of chopping is 90 m3 (approximately the load for 1 chopping truck). When cutting, shipping, and storing energy wood, it is crucial to monitor that the wood does not include soil, stones, shrub trunks with roots, metal, concrete or asphalt, plastic or glass, etc. If the previously mentioned particles are found in the chopped wood, the quality and price of the wood chips will be significantly decreased and, in a worst-case scenario, significant damage may be caused to the chipper. The price of wood chips depends on the location (shipment distance to the warehouse or boiler house), wood quality, processing conditions, and volume.
WAYS FOR USING CHIPPED WOOD
- On fitness trails
- On garden beds (decorative chipped wood)
- In the production of particle boards
- As a biofuel
To increase the value of chipped wood, it can be used in various ways.
One way is to use chipped wood as a decorative material.
Advantages of decorative wood:
- Natural product
- Environmentally friendly for plants, animals and people
- Visual enhancement of planting areas
- Individual design opportunities
- Optimal ventilation of raised soil
- Protection of soil from drying out, erosion and sedimentation
- Improvement of the soil’s water regulation
- Inhibition of the growth of weeds
- Protection of plant roots
- When chipped wood rots, soil will not become overly acidic (as opposed to bark mulch)
We offer chipped wood in bulk or in 1 m3 bags.