I recently discovered that there’s a variety of affordable wood chippers for the home garden. I was excited because I’ve wanted a wood chipper for ages. The idea of being able to chop up your own debris for free mulch was very appealing to me.
So we splurged, and now I own the Eco-Shredder. It can shred brush, leaves, chips, and limbs up to 1.375 inches thick.
Recently, we chopped down a tree that had become invasive in our yard. For months I’ve been looking at a pile of branches that needed attended to, so I decided to try my wood chipper out.
So far, I’m pleased. The chipper works great and has been making a nice mulch that I am planning to use in the walkway behind the garage.
The drawback is that it takes a long time to feed a tree branch-by-branch through what is essentially a high-powered shredder.
This is about one-third of the tree, and an hour of work. In the end, mulching all the branches should take about three hours.
In the future, I’ll be able to use the wood chipper every spring when I clean up my yard.