Grass Control at
Shady Pond Tree Farm
Control of natural grasses is a major part of Christmas tree production. The grass that
surrounds the trees can easily cause the lower branches to become malformed if it is not kept relatively
short. The prudent use of herbicides is needed to minimize the grass growth in the immediate
vicinity of the tree. The spray applicator was custom designed and built to apply herbicide in
fields containing young Christmas trees. The nozzles are close to the ground and covered to
eliminate drift. This arrangement protects the little plants.
The grassy areas between the rows of trees are kept mowed using the tractor below.
is equipped with custom built wheel guards to prevent damage to the tree limbs. Note that
leading surface is arranged in a double angle fashion to lift the limbs of the larger trees up in
direction of their natural flexibility.