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Brush Management 314

What it is

Brush management is the removal, reduction or manipulation of woody trees and shrubs.

How it helps

Managing unwanted trees and brush may help to restore desired vegetative cover to protect soil from erosion, reduce sediment, improve water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat and species diversity.

It may also be used to improve grazing conditions so grazing animals can easily access forage of better quantity and quality. Brush management can also be used to protect property from wildfires.

Learn more

Find NRCS Massachusetts technical information in the Field Office Technical Guide: eFOTG.


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